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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

Cnr Argyle and Morrison Streets | on The Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 1518
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Great location, close to the dock area and from the very same spot Mawson and his fellow explorers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Comminication Equipment was so Cumbersome at that time

Walking through the hut, I tried to imagine living in the cold, cramped conditons. The clothing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eddy S
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This true replica of the historic huts in Cape Denison - Antarctica - constructed in 1911 by the men of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, led by Dr Douglas Mawson. Constructed by heritage architects and builders, the replica was only made possible by a federal government grant and the generosity of many Tasmanian businesses and individuals who donated time, goods and goodwill. As a part of the Mawson's Huts Foundation, all profits are toward the conservation of the historic huts. Run by staff and volunteer,it is great for individuals and small groups including schools.
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Cnr Argyle and Morrison Streets | on The Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 1518
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, close to the dock area and from the very same spot Mawson and his fellow explorers left. As a south Australian I am very familiar with Mawson’s story but it was great to see all the artefacts in this small museum. I particularly...More

Thank KathrynS400SA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the hut, I tried to imagine living in the cold, cramped conditons. The clothing would have been so heavy to provide adequate insulation against the cold. The old equipment they used was interesting to look at and compare to what is available today....More

Thank Eddy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mawson's Hut Replica Muesum is well worth the visit. We spent considerable time reading the detailed descriptions and viewing the artefacts. It gives great insight into how the men lived in such unbearable conditions. The officer at the reception and the volunteer were very knowledgable...More

Thank lejog2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built to the same design and from the same materials as the real thing, Mawson's Hut replica is packed full of interesting information, sound effects, displays and artifacts. It's really fascinating and gives you a really good idea of how Mawson and his team lived....More

Thank Subtlevox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely find the time to visit this museum. A great part of Australian history. Staff are very informative and replica is fantastic. Short walk from the Salamanca Markets.

Thank Christine791
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An hour well spent. An insight into life for the scientists living in the Antarctic in Mawson's Hut. Great attention to detail.

Thank JJCubs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited this display in Hobart. The volunteer staff were so enthusiastic and very well informed about Mawson's trip. It was truly a very worthwhile place to visit. The sound of the wind was amazing!

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wondeful replica of Mawson Hut with many original pieces. We were lucky to meet a lady who had visited the original hut in Antartica some twelve months prior and now works as a volunteer at the replica site.

Thank ron s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether or not you have ever read Mawson's account of his time in Antarctica, an hour or two spent in the hut will give you an insight into what it would have been like living and working in such harsh conditions. Well worth the time...More

Thank eastridg
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here, though most people probably spend less. But there was so much to read and look at and some really interesting people to talk to. It was fascinating to learn the details of such an amazing story and of...More

Thank Christine C
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Response from s c | Property representative |
Adult — $12 Concession — $10 Child (up to 16) — $4 Family — $28
28 February 2017|
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Response from Altairtrek | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Ticket prices Adult - $12, Concession $10, Child 16yrs $4, Family $28. The website can be found on Google but I'm unable to enter it in this app?? Time spent looking at the attraction should be dependant on on your... More