Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Art that inspires you. Cultures that connect you. Stories that move you. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a Tasmanian Government organisation.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • roger
    Devonport, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful museum with great art and history
    This place is everything you could want in a museum. Heaps of detailed history into the natural wildlife of Tasmania, as well as some very interesting art pieces that explore other events including the convict past. Their is no entry fee but a donation is offered and fair as this place is incredibly important for preservation and future generational understanding.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Brendan W
    Birmingham, United Kingdom1,153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Museum & works of art.
    Wonderful Museum & although our time was limited, we really appreciated all the work that has been put into the "Twist" exhibition & very though provocing works of art. We were particularly touched by the works by Ursula Halpin & Bern Emmerichs. All the staff we spoke to were very friendly & informative & our grandson loved the children's gallery.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • travelnomadNZ
    Cambridge, New Zealand3,758 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Allow more time to view
    Really enjoyed our visit. Underestimated what was available to view. Good displays, well laid out. Excellent exhibits on indigenous culture plus fauna and flora. Hints : take your time, allow more time. A lot to absorb but it's definitely worth it
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 16, 2023
  • SMOAI76
    Tasmania, Australia1,660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good mixture of art and history
    Well worth a visit and excellent variety of displays of art old and new, historical Tasmanian information, great indigenous culture/history displays all wrapped up in some wonderful old buildings. Cafe and shop onsite too. Very atmospheric a gallery with character, would recommend and give yourself at least a couple hours.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • car0leb66
    Brisbane, Australia245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant Museum and Art Gallery
    Our family really enjoyed our visit to this museum and art gallery. There was just about the right mix of art and museum in a very beautiful old historic building. The cafe is also a great plus for weary tourists. There was a fantastic exhibition on of Lloyd Rees from his early to late works. Such a beautiful talented artist. We were very fortunate to see it s we didn't know it was on. Our grandchildren also learned a lot about the history of Tasmania and were very interested making connections as we toured around. It is really well curated for both adults and children. Top marks!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 16, 2024
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Charles T
Coolum Beach, Australia19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Front door staff and display staff very officious and less than helpful.
Visit in December with difficulty entering and noisy displays with video sound that conflict with one another. Feedback to staff gave a response that it is wasted on him and that on line feedback was beat way to resolve. REALLY...!!!!
Written December 29, 2020
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Rego84
Mooloolah Valley, Australia14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Was looking forward to seeing this museum but it was a big let down a lot of empty space and heaps of stuffed animals. Walked through half of the place then was approached by a staff member who told me I would have to go store my backpack and water bottle back at reception before I could continue looking. This seemed strange as there was no signage to say so when I entered and nothing was said to me by the 2 staff members I passed when entering into 2 different exhibits, seemed like the 10 other people I passed walking in with backpacks didn't get the message either. Wouldn't recommend anyone waste their time with this place, it sucks as far as museum's go.
Written February 11, 2020
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Bruce F
Dapto, Australia240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This free attraction is just a short walk from dockside, and preserves the history of the old site while presenting history and art in excellent surroundings. It is not large, but to explore all the rooms properly, and read the excellent descriptions,visitors would need 1 - 2 hours. The exhibits are a mix of art, history, natural history and more, and there is something to encourage the curiosity of all ages, from the thylacine room to the animals and the art works old and new. Highly recommended.
Written March 14, 2020
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Mike
North Houston, TX28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
I don’t understand why parents think it’s ok for their little angels to run amok in a public setting like this. I, like many others, were enjoying some of the museums exhibits in nice peace and quiet, until a couple with their young one came in. He spent most of the time running around and shouting, with no interest in learning anything. I guess that’s what’s happens when you make somewhere like this free entry :(
Written January 28, 2021
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davidhughtaylor
Melbourne, Australia603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I only did the museum (rather than art) stuff whilst waiting for high winds to die down before going up to Mt Wellington. Its free so visit to see the skins and exhibit of the Tasmanian Tiger in far corner of ground floor. upstairs is fantastic museum on geography, ecology and human exploration of antarctica that could take up a whole day!
Written January 25, 2020
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia2,216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
As a free thing to enter, I am not disappointed in it. Some interesting exhibits but it is a very small place especially for a museum and art gallery combined. We spent 45min here. A tricky process to get in at the moment: booking online then showing confirmation of that and the QR code and then cloaking your bag while getting asked the whole time which steps you'd done.
Written January 11, 2021
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Jax B
Wangara, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I idly wandered into TMAG and was unexpectedly fascinated by the Numismatic/currency collection. The section staff member was knowledgeable, passionate and extremely engaging helping me to understand currency in ancient history and its' comparison to modern times.
A memorable experience.
Written March 4, 2022
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Anita
Cairns, Australia87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This was a great place to escape the cold winds with the kids. They particularly loved the Antartica exhibit which has lots of information about early exploration.

There is also some amazing furniture from local artisans who use woods drowned in dams.
Written January 4, 2020
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Shu Ting G
86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The museum give you alots of information and history about Tasmania. You could learn about the living of people during the old days until the modern days.

In the second floor, they house a lots of classic and modern art work. Those who are very interested into art would enjoy the visit.
Written January 7, 2020
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PamelaSS888
Canberra, Australia1,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series of paintings at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). While the cricket in Hobart is getting a lot of publicity, there is also an excellent display of paintings at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart by Australian artist Sidney Nolan on the theme of the 19th century bushranger Ned Kelly done in 1946 and 1947. The paintings are on loan from the National Gallery in Canberra but here in Hobart you can get up close to the 26 paintings and admire the colour and the story telling in the art. The exhibition ends on 20 February 2022. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see the Ned Kelly paintings while you are in Hobart. Entry is free so you can visit as many times as you wish.
Written January 15, 2022
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