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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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+61 3 6323 3777
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Don't forget the planetarium!

We stopped by and saw two shows in the planetarium; one on the cosmos, narrated by Geoffrey Rush, and another on asteroids which was narrated by Sigourney Weaver. These were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by and saw two shows in the planetarium; one on the cosmos, narrated by Geoffrey Rush, and another on asteroids which was narrated by Sigourney Weaver. These were projected on the dome ceiling of the planetarium and were both really interesting films, followed by a talk on the night sky as seen from Tassie. Well worth a visit,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited all areas of the museum, and while small they were all interesting. The staff were very friendly and helpful on our fist visit. The lady in the cafe was a little hard for a smile and the milkshake my son had was simply milk with a little flavouring, and not worth the $4. At free entry this place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good sections on the flora and fauna of tassie, also includes an excellent ist WW exhibition.Staff are helpfull.

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery is excellent and FREE! There's an interactive Science section aimed at children and families. Our kids would have happily stayed in there alone. Outdoors there are more interactive Science activities. Throughout the museum there are various displays and exhibits of art, artefacts and local history. Upstairs is a great exhibit about World War... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were recommended to visit the Museum as it gives a great history of Launceston and Tasmania. There are many great displays including a fantastic display of the Tasmanian Tiger. It was a hot day the day we visited and we unable to buy a coffee or cold drink at the cafe as it was not open... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this large museum that covers so much of local and state history. The railway workshop was my favourite as it is much as that workshop was until it closed. The walk around it is set out well and gives ample understanding of the work done here. I also enjoyed the Beattie Collection of artifacts and stories about... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been to the Invermay site on our Launceston trips twice now and absolutely love this museum. There's a terrific science interactive area for kids and adults to play in and explore for ages! We did our 1st Planetarium show which was actually pretty underwhelming. Unfortunately we could only go to the 11am session and that was an "all ages"... More 

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Thank DMak7025
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi DMark7025. Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for your visit! I will pass on your feedback regarding the scheduling of our Planetarium shows. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wandered around the site for a few hours with 4 kids who enjoyed the phenomena section the most (both inside and outside). Other sections are more static displays, but are enjoyable. The cafe looks good and is reasonably priced, we paid 3 dollars for a car space for the day which is cheap. You can pay for specific exhibits like... More 

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

Thank you for your review Trent S. We're pleased to read your kids enjoyed their visit at the Museum - hope we can welcome you all back again soon. More 

Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could spend hours here. A great range of art, including early paintings, portraiture, sculptures and houses the art range exhibition yearly. The museum showcases the history of the area with displays and some interactive activities that kids would really enjoy, even big kids could have fun here. After walking around and working up a thirst, you can visit the... More 

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

Hello Jenni L. Thank you for your visit and your review. It's great to read you enjoyed your time with us. We hope we can welcome you back again one day soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is FREE to enter and is a great experience for young and old alike, with interactive hands on displays with fun and interesting science behind them. Some of the limited displays require money to enter but in most cases are totally worth it. From a dinosaur skeleton museum to Australian history to hands on science, Queen Victoria Museum... More 

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

Thanks for your review, Damo the H! More 

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