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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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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Compact Art Gallery, good for a leisure visit.

Had lunch at a nearby location and thought of popping in QVMAG. Upon searching on Google Maps it brought us to a location further than we thought. Made a u turn since we saw signs... read more

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Singapore
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had lunch at a nearby location and thought of popping in QVMAG. Upon searching on Google Maps it brought us to a location further than we thought. Made a u turn since we saw signs for the gallery. The staff was kind and explained there are 2 locations, museum and art gallery. The former focus on the history and the... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited over the Easter break. The displays, some of them interactive, were very interesting. I loved the perception tunnel. The staff were extremely friendly.

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Thank Doro F
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ot os only a little museum but it was a good place to spend an hour or so. Some great displays of ancient to recent flora and fauna - including of course the poor old Thylacine. A nostalgic look at the railways. The world's southernmost planetarium. Fun and interesting things for the kids in the hands on section including the... More 

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Winston Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable and very educational ,our granddaughter was most interested too! Upstairs was great too.

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Thank dg1508
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi dg1508. Thank you for your review. We're pleased to read you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again one day soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a neat museum! It has loads of "hands on" scientific playthings for young and "older". It has a phenomenal WWI set of exhibits, with real photos from the time. There's an old locomotive museum attached, taxidermy animals, early transportation in Tasmania exhibits, etc. Lots to see and do. I'd allow at least 2-3 hours to wander through the museum... More 

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

Thank you for your review William P! We hope to be able to welcome you back again one day soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for the kids to have an educational play. Nice science section. Would like to have seen more of the foundry.

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

Hi Roger G. Thank you for your visit and review. We have guided tours of our Blacksmith Shop on Sundays at 1pm - hopefully you will be able to join us on one of these, and see more of the Railway Workshops on our site. More 

Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main hall was closed during our visit, but I enjoyed having a smaller number of paintings to concentrate on in the upstairs galleries. I particularly enjoyed the 19th century and early 20th century collection, especially the early Glovers and some beautiful portraits. There were also more modern works, suiting all tastes. The cafe was pleasant, some gluten free options.

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

Hi clairented. Thanks for your review of our Art Gallery - we're very pleased to read you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very boring museum where is the history of Launceston and Tasmania? Not a very welcoming place but oh my that cafe. We were here on a Sunday and the girls were arguing they had children running in and out soon found out they were their children and the partners language was enough. And even if they are staffs children and... More 

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

Hi Ben P Thank you for providing feedback. We're sorry to read you had a negative experience at one of our cafes, and will forward the feedback to the owner. Our Tasmanian Connections gallery features a wide range of Tasmanian and Launceston history from geological and zoological specimens to historical artifacts - you might've missed that one! We hope you... More 

Batemans Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such an interesting and detailed museum in very modern surroundings. staff were very helpful and friendly

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

Thanks for your review Marlene H - it's great to read you enjoyed your visit and found our staff helpful and friendly. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Note that the address is 2 Wellington Street, or your GPS will go nuts. I'd rate it as 'good' if I had that option. Free entry. A good display of stuffed animals, good thylacine display and a reasonable geological and fossil display. The dinosaur display was not relevant to Australia, but of some interest. The blacksmith's workshop was only partly... More 

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

Hi Ian B. Thanks for your review. It can be difficult to find us, but we are actually located at two sites. Our Art Gallery is 2 Wellington Street, and our Museum is 2 Invermay Road - that sounds like the one you found yourself in. If you're in Launceston again one day, come by the Museum on a Sunday... More 

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