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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Dunn Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6165 7000
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Art that inspires you. Cultures that connect you. Stories that move you....

Art that inspires you. Cultures that connect you. Stories that move you. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a Tasmanian Government organisation.

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"A morning well spent in history"

This museum is free to visit and has a lovely cafe when a caffeine hit is required.The exhibits are interesting focusing on Tasmanian History as well as art and artefacts. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is free to visit and has a lovely cafe when a caffeine hit is required.The exhibits are interesting focusing on Tasmanian History as well as art and artefacts. There are free guided tours available with knowledgeable engaging staff members.

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Baldock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Could have spent a week here! Varied and interesting displays with technology used to keep you informed. Will need to come back!

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

A great place to spend some time. The museum has interesting historical exhibits and the art work is great too.

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Thank LAHerd
Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever I visit Hobart I always visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. It covers museum exhibitions as well as art. Although there are permanent exhibitions, they have special exhibitions as well. This time there was an exhibition about the 1967 fires in Tasmania, and another about the Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklaces which I found very interesting. To coincide with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 3 hours here and only saw half of the building - make sure you take your time! A great collection of all sorts of treasures. I really appreciated the Aboriginal stories and truthful acknowledgement of the horrors that happened to the indigenous people. It isn't often so honestly told in Australian museums. It was well balanced by the current... More 

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

MONA gets all the attention, and quite rightly but the Tasmanian Museum and Gallery in Hobart is well worth a visit. An excellent museum housed in a great building and friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a mirning at TasMAG at son's advice when in Hobart. Well worth it! All done up with rooms on Tassie from ancient times through bushfire and forests to its hydro scheme. All with a nice winsome touch as well as all the info you'd want. Then there are rooms on Tassie artists and poets, inviting reflection. Tours let you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little museum. We spent about 2 hours there. You cant take drinks in so we were met by a friendly woman with a map who checked in my water bottle and showed us the exhibition space. We learnt a lot about the local aboriginals, early settlers, animals, nature and the tasmanian fires in 1967. Its nice having some... More 

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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has so much information in it you could go back the next day. It's brilliant that it's free, however the exhibitions seem a bit random in the lay out. It's too much for the average tourist to do in one visit. I'd recommend picking the exhibits that interest you most and focus on them. Otherwise it's information overload.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a week day in school holidays and they had kids activity week! It was great. My grandson loved the whole museum - except the portraits - he said the eyes followed you around! The activities they had set up were fantastic. They certainly converted an 8 year old into a museum art gallery fan. He wanted to... More 

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