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Address: 655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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+61 3 6277 9900
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia's largest privately...

Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia's largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh's collection, which includes more than 2000 artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. The collection ranges from Egyptian funerary objects to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Since opening in January 2011 it has welcomed more than 1.4 Million visitors. The 3.5 Ha site, just north of Hobart, also includes the Ether Building Function Centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Barrel Room, Void Bar, The Source Restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and gallery, as well as eight contemporary accommodation pavilions.

Until 6 July, 2015, Biennale of Moving Images Hobart, 2015 - 18 new works by 20 of the world's best video artists under 40 years of age.

Amarna (2015) by James Turrell (born 1946 in Los Angeles, USA)- Amarna is one of a series of more than 80 Skyspace installations Turrell has built in high altitude and geographically isolated locations. MONA's work is the largest Skyspace to date and Turrell's southern-most installation. See MONA website for sequence times.

12 -22 June, 2015, Dark Mofo

Since Neolithic times, seasonal winter solstice rites have been held to face the darkness and bring back the light. Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - in Tasmania's winter festival Dark Mofo celebrates both ancient and contemporary mythologies, birth and death, fire and laser light - with some good music, art and food thrown in. The usual Mona obsessions, with a darker twist, in and around Hobart each June.



A summer festival of eclectic proportions: the Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art in Tasmania, Australia, is curated by Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) and brings a beguiling mixed-bag of music and art to the island state. From post-punk to avant-garde orchestras, inflatables, installations and performance art, MOFO sprawls unconventionally across Hobart each January.

Mona is open Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays) and operates from 10am - 5pm in winter, and 10am - 6pm throughout summer. Mona is currently on the winter operating hour schedule.

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Unique, a must in Hobart

The trip there by ferry sets the scene and takes the visitor out of the normal city environment - also the lengthy stair entrance makes the venue seem special. Very confusing... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The trip there by ferry sets the scene and takes the visitor out of the normal city environment - also the lengthy stair entrance makes the venue seem special. Very confusing layout in the gallery, not sure what the theme(s) were if any - appears to be a rich man's self-indulgence, but at least shared with the public. Very busy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So proud of this place. World class experience. Audacious. Years since I've been here and was a bit disappointed by catamaran trip. I recall a smaller boat and adored the ferry trip with views of the zinc mine. The catamaran is too noisy and modern for my liking. The museum has sooo much to see. In a perfect world you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was waiting with excitement to see this Museum........spent the first hour trying to find our way around despite having a 'Visitor Guide' - the most useless piece of paper I've ever tried to decipher. The Audio Visual paraphernalia gave you information about various Artists however, if you selected a particular exhibit that you wanted to find your way to view,... More 

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From the outset, had mixed feelings before I had even read the reviews. As in other reviews, the outside architecture was more impressive than the inside. Wish we hadn't bothered at all.... We spent 15 minutes inside, turned around and walked back to the car, just a creepy place with eerie "music'. Use of technology as a way of describing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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A must see when in Tassie! We went on Sunday when there is a market which was a bonus. A unique gallery with something for everyone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our expectations of MONA were met...tenfold. An eclectic mix of the challenging, confronting and wondrous. Go in with an open mind and sample some of humankind's magic. The signage on the property to museum a little lacking if you go by car. You can also get there by their Catamaran for a fee. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited just for the day to the exhibition "On The Origin of Art" It was so good. Excellent to see two major works by Fiona Hall, one of Australia's great artists. The Dots Obsession was such a fun room. There was so much to see, we were here all day, excellent lunch as well. The O system was excellent... More 

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It wasnt for me didnt enjoy it one bit .outside is more interesting than inside . Iam going to put a bag of coal in my living room and call it art and a super price on it .i been had a look not interested any more.one more thing you are not allowed to bring your own food and drink... More 

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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mona is extensive and world class, from antiquities from the middle east, far east and islands right through to modern - very modern art, sculpture, media and other art forms. Amazing is a bland description. Allow yourself time, use the app for all the information you want and dip into the Gonzo descriptions for a bit of fun. I just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The architecture of the building is great. I personally couldn't call the exhibits "art". There is a bistro between the car park and the entrance. Three of us had coffee - $15. There is also a cafe inside the building. Absolutely packed early afternoon and so was the bistro, hence we didn't eat here.(Full of the well-heeled drinking Chardonnay).

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