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“Wonderful look/don't touch Exhibits” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Design Centre Tasmania

Design Centre Tasmania
Ranked #15 of 70 things to do in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Wonderful look/don't touch Exhibits”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Recent name change to Design Tasmania Centre. Entry is now by donation.

Mens Shed and Woodworkers' Association members must visit, to see truly exquisite and innovative craftsmanship. Several large display rooms, all with wall panel heating that take time to warm up, so don't visit first thing in the morning if you feel the cold.

Also be careful with backpacks as some of the pieces are located quite close to each other and a bump could prove very expensive. Currently no cloakroom but you can leave backpacks etc with the front desk.

I'd think twice about visiting with little kids in tow. There are a couple of items set aside for kids to touch and pick up but the rest of the exhibits are strictly no-touch although not protected by any barriers.

And remember to look up, as even the ceiling is a work of wood art.

This attraction is located adjacent to the City Park Radio historical radio museum and studios (also entry by donation), so tour both in the one visit but allow at least an hour maybe two.

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Visited August 2013
5 Thank jstosh
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Simply Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

No visit to Tasmania would be complete without visiting the Design Centre. Beautiful setting, outstanding craftsmen and woman, Affordable pieces that fit in to any case and others to dream about. Lovely, helpful staff

Visited May 2013
3 Thank 672CeliaG
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best wood display in Tasmania”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We visited many craft galleries throughout Tasmania, and the Design Centre clearly had the best display of wooden furniture and hand-crafted objects. Unfortunately they were just setting up their next exhibition, but the items we saw left me wanting to see more

Visited March 2013
3 Thank Max W
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Brisbane, Australia
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384 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Eye opening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Take a deep breath as you enter this building...the smell of the timber is awesome...in fact it was worth it just for that. Some of the timber work I wanted to bring home...it is so well designed & made. Some people are just so skilled. A wander through the exhibition in the other rooms is also well worth a look...the cost is a gold coin donation

Visited February 2013
3 Thank jotibarker
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Design Excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

It is always a pleasure to visit the Centre and see the amazing design talent on display. Always friendly and knowledgeable staff, great to get a gift from the shop.. a range of prices and they also have art that is available through the Tasmanian Collect Art scheme.. http://www.collect-art.com.au/galleries

Visited February 2013
2 Thank M0iM0i
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