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“revamped museum in 2 parts” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Ranked #4 of 70 things to do in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“revamped museum in 2 parts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Called into Launceston to see the Art Gallery and museum not knowing that it is now two separate parts There is another part in the converted railway works across the bridge which is fantastic. It shows the flora and fauna of Tasmania and exhibits such as old cars, railway engines and carriages A display of award winning photographs of Tasmania and historical pictures prints and photos of bygone days There is a planetarium and the original railway workshops preserved in time Free admission too !! The second part is purely paintings including some aborigine works and this museum is in the small park

Visited October 2013
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“a must to do in Launceston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is definitely one place you should visit. Some beautiful pieces inside and wonderful stories to read about Tasmania. Don't forget to visit the tram museum as well.

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful display”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great travelling exhibitions in the refurbished gallery and an interesting collection of locally relevant artworks.

Visited October 2013
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“A Very Good Regional Gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

I visted this gallery and was very imrpoessed by the mix of exhibitions. The permnamanet collectioin is a great mix of Australian art and a vdery good collection of Chinese ceramics.

There wasa great wildlflie phogrpaihcis exhibition when I visted - with amazing shots of woiflfe from many cohtnries of the worled.

It is in a very impressive older style building that has been sympathetically upgraded - great light and spaces for the art works.

It has a café and book shop.

And FREE admission - and a very easy stroll form the shopping area of Launceston.

Well with a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Take a walk into the past...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

The old rail yards have been transformed into a very useable public space. The displays and installations take you on a journey back in time in a way that was engaging for all ages.

Visited September 2013
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