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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6323 3777
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Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum...

Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two key Launceston sites: the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk which houses the natural science and history collections; and its 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street which was officially opened to the public as a dedicated Art Gallery last year. At Inveresk you’ll find our extensive permanent exhibitions Tasmanian onnections, Transforming the Island, hands-on science in the Phenomena Factory, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania and the Heritage Trail. In addition there are a range of special exhibitions and our regular facilities including the Museum Shop, auditorium and café. As if Inveresk is not enough, there is even more at Royal Park. Make sure you visit both sites to really experience all that QVMAG has ‘On show’.

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Step back into history

A very interesting collection that helps the visitor understand the history of Launceston and its region. The Museum is free to enter and the staff are very helpful. Lots to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Philip M
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting collection that helps the visitor understand the history of Launceston and its region. The Museum is free to enter and the staff are very helpful. Lots to see so allow an hour or two. There is an on-site café.

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hello Philip M! Thanks for your visit and review. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon! More 

tasmania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent regional Museum and Art Gallery. Probably the best in Australia. The collection of Australian Colonial Art at the Wellington St site is superb. Note, there are two sites. the original site at the top of Wellington St and the new site just over the river in Invermay. Entry is Free

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Thank macca121
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hello macca121. Thanks for your review, we are honoured to read you find QVMAG to be of such high standard! You're quite right, we are over two sites - the Art Gallery is on Wellington Street, and the Museum over the river on Invermay Road. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited specifically to see the Permian exhibition - a steal at just $5 entry fee! An excellent and interesting exhibition. We only had time to quickly put our heads into the adjoining (permanent exhibition) gallery, but it looked great. We will be back!

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Thank foodiept
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back, foodiept! Thanks for your feedback. More 

Ulverstone, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museums have changed a lot over the years, in this technology age it's great to get the kids out of the house and expand their knowledge. The main attraction changes a few times a year and there is a small fee for some events and for the planetarium but all other areas are free. A lovely gift shop, a science... More 

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Sharon U! Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you're looking forward to seeing Permian Monsters. We hope you find it as entertaining and exciting as we do! Thanks for supporting QVMAG with your regular visits. More 

Victoria, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous little museum with a nice glimpse of important artifacts of Tasmanian history. Free too so worth poking around!

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, candude19! More 

Hadspen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

fantastic, my little girl absolutely loved the dinosaurs and the train cafe is fantastic beautiful food at such great prices 😊

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Jennasheree! We're pleased to read you and your daughter enjoyed the QV Museum, and hope to welcome you back again one day soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great interactive kids science area but the adults can't help trying everything out. WW1 section upstairs is a must for anyone who has had relatives involved in the conflict. Some sections of that are not suitable for young children but there are plenty of warnings about the graphic nature of the exhibits

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi 382albert. Thanks for reviewing us - hope to see you back again one day soon! More 

Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum. It's very similar to Scitech if you've been to one of them before in Perth/Melbourne/Brisbane. Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation. There are parts which charge an entry fee such as the dinosaur exhibit at the moment ($5 each) and the planetarium (unsure of how much as this exhibit is closed Sunday &... More 

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi ribm7727. Thank you for your review, we're pleased to read you enjoyed your visit. You're correct - the Planetarium is closed Sunday and Monday (open Mondays during school holidays) but the Space Gallery around it is always open, and free of charge to view. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The more you see of this iconic facility, the more you'll be blown away. This Museum & Art Gallery facility, with its impressive and prominent displays, provides an opportunity to learn first hand of the City and the Region's history and development. The scope and content of the displays on offer are impressive, and will leave viewers in awe at... More 

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Thank Lionel Y
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hello Lionel Y. Thank you for your review - we are very pleased to read you got so much out of the QVMAG. We hope you enjoy it just as much the next time we are able to welcome you back. More 

Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The displays were interesting and good for winter travellers as it was indoors, comfortable, informative and free.

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Lynda R. Thanks for your review - we're pleased to read you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again soon. More 

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