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Mona

655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6277 9900
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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. MONA FOMA 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
1 week ago
“Interesting and shocking ”
4 weeks ago
“So pretty”
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We underestimated how much time we would need - especially for the Museum of Everything - so many fascinating artefacts with an equally fascinating audio commentary. A very eclectic museum in an amazing building, I think Australia is privileged to have such a facility. A...More

Thank tropicalpenguin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Keep an open mind and enjoy what it has to offer. Excellent in all respects, welcome, amenities, food, ambience you name it we loved it

Thank audrey905
Reviewed 5 days ago

Challenging, inspiring and interesting. Even horizon -broadening. Didn't enjoy much of the artwork (nor even see how it can be construed as art in some respects) but the museum itself is amazing - just like an evil Bond-villain lair!

Thank Anderst04
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place for open minded adults. Not recommended for children, but well worth the visit. Be sure to check out the cafe as the views are amazing.

Thank Adventureseeker26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you David Walsh for making this possible; it was stunning, stunning, stunning! And so civilised to place a bar in the womb on the earth. If you are driving go early; parking is limited. Then spend the whole day there. It is a total...More

Thank 1mightymouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretentious, overrated, overpriced. I have a Phd on Fine Arts so I reckon i’m entitled to leave a complain. It was the main reason that justified my visit to Tasmania so I was quite excited about it. I knew beforehand about the collection and although...More

1  Thank SincereIyYours
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place definitely ranks as a 'must visit' location. You know it is going to be different when you see carpark lots for "God" and "God's Mistress"! It is more than a museum and art gallery crashed together. I saw ancient Egyptian sacrophagi on one...More

Thank Shunnie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place pushes you on every level - the art is very modern and not to everybody's taste, the language is out there, it's certainly not always child friendly! But as adults I absolutely loved it. It was challenging in good ways. And if not...More

Thank Englishtraveller75
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been lucky enough to visit several times during winter and summer and during Dark Mofo was an extra treat. Easy to get to, not too packed and even offering free entry on the Saturday despite being able to easily charge extra due tourist...More

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love art, different stuff or even hate art, this is the place for you. So different that one can't really explain how interesting this place is. It has something for everyone. Stuff that offends, amazes, horrifies and pleases. All ages will love it....More

Thank Bruce M
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empress_cherry
Is re-entry allowed? - i.e. can you leave the museum for lunch at the restaurant or to picnic, then go back in without buying another ticket?
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Tracy G | Reviewed this property |
Yep no problem and it is sensory overload in a good way but we popped out for lunch then back in. Take time and enjoy!
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jlcoco
How much time would you allot for touring the MONA itself? I'm not a huge art fan, more of a curious observer. I see it's a 25 minute one-way ferry ride from Hobart. Thank you.
January 28, 2017|
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Response from LRom4U | Reviewed this property |
Hello. You would be able to walk through the whole gallery, while stopping around a few things of interest in 90 minutes. It depends on a few things such as attendance. If there are a lot of people, some walkways create... More
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Kathy M
I'm pretty claustrophobic. Does that mean I shouldn't go?
January 10, 2017|
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Response from Dolores N | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comments about the openness of the venue. I truly hope that you are able to go. it was truly special and worth the visit.
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