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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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Very interesting source of information on local history and culture. A good diversity of exhibitions and souvenirs to purchase.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Stephen V
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting source of information on local history and culture. A good diversity of exhibitions and souvenirs to purchase.

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

Thank you for your review, Stephen V. We hope to see you back again one day soon. More 

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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum just kept going. We were in there for hours. A great insight into the history of Tasmania.

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

We certainly do have plenty to see, Strawlindabridge! Hope we can entertain you again one day soon. Thanks for reviewing! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful modern museum with a really fascinating natural history section. The current exhibitions on the first world war and the history of railways in Tasmania is open till August 2017 and definitely worth a look!

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

Hi Dan U! Thanks for visiting us, and for your review. Yes, the World War One exhibition, Sacrifice and Shadows, is open until 2017. However, our exhibitions about the history of railways in Tasmania are permanent, as the Museum is housed in the old Launceston Railway buildings. More 

Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made several visits to this museum as we ran out of time. There are so many interesting exhibits and interactive displays. Its free and having a coffee in the train is something a bit different to the usual café. Staff there are very helpful. Great refurbishment and use of old historic buildings.

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

Thanks for your review, Heidi W! We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a Great place to visit with family. Great exhibits and family friendly! Recommend you visit next time you are in Launceston!

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Thank Food_king14
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Food_king14. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. More 

Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started in the cafe downstairs. Had a good lunch there, served by a very busy and efficient lady. The information desk was very helpful with advice and maps. There were some very interesting exhibits,history, art etc. My favourites were the interactive displays. Played around in these for some time when nobody was looking.

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Thank John1947Brisbane
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi John1947Brisbane. Thank you for visit and review. We're pleased to read you enjoyed your visit at the QV Art Gallery. We love to play around with the interactives when no one is looking too ... they're far too much fun! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of different things to see here, the science section had lots of hands on interactive fun for the kids, plus a lot for the adults to see too. Really good displays on Launcestons history, the war, railway history and fauna. Need to allow at least 3 hours if you have children, a $5 donation entry fee is recommended.

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Thank Q6647YGlisab
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We're pleased to read you enjoyed the interactives and your visit to the QV Museum. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to check out the museum after a nice lunch on September 6. Enjoyed the wide arrays of Tasmania's past. Really love the war section. The lady at reception was nice, it was unfortunate that i didn't catch her name. Give it a visit.

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

Hello, thanks for your visit and review, AhmadDundee! We are pleased to read you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum boasts historical artefacts that depicts Launceston and Tasmania's past. The railway, war and many butterfly and small insect displays were fascinating. Short movie reels shown were displaying the many changes in Launceston life. Also, there was a dinosaur and planetarium show too. Staff were very helpful, friendly and informative. Cafe was enjoyed, we had refreshments after our walk... More 

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

Hi Anita L. Thank you for your review - it's great to read that you enjoyed so much at the Museum during your visit! We hope to welcome you back to Launceston again soon. More 

Hobart, Australia
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Philip M
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 

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