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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6323 3777
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Artrage was outrageous!

I was blown away by the Artrage exhibition of high school students. The judges picked out some of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jennygarrett5
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Brisbane, Australia
Fantadtic

Love his museum there is always something to see even though I have been there a few times, I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harle33
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Tasmania, Australia
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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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  • Average5%
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2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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"old railway"
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"interactive displays"
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"world war"
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"science area"
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"wellington street"
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"natural history"
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"dinosaur skeletons"
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"sydney cove"
in 7 reviews
"both locations"
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"tasmanian tiger"
in 11 reviews
"free entry"
in 26 reviews
"train carriage"
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"all ages"
in 30 reviews
"rainy day"
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"beautiful building"
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"children and adults"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was blown away by the Artrage exhibition of high school students. The judges picked out some of the standout pieces and they were fabulous. I particularly liked the confronting stories of refugees and the way their experiences were depicted. Very moving indeed. I also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love his museum there is always something to see even though I have been there a few times, I always find something new to look at and pick up different pieces of new information.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Railway exhibit part was tremendous. My 16yo loved it. He loves any museum! Cant wait to bring grandkids to the interactive 'Disney' area. A credit to the volunteers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is a great place for young and old. For those with a curious and enquiring mind this a great place of discovery. We really enjoyed the displays featuring dinosaurs, fossils, Tasmanian fauna, Port Arthur and Tasmanian history. Free entry...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Terry K! We're pleased to read your visit was an enjoyable one, and hope to welcome you back again one day soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I caught the free tiger bus which offers a half hourly service around town to the museum . There is a small commentary and it’s an excellent community service . The museum is well signed and has a wide range of exhibits to browse through...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Norna2014! Thank you very much for your thoughtful review, we're pleased to read you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit to our Museum and Art Gallery.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable visit, staff friendly, informative exhibitions, would recommend, free entry. Disability free, good parking.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

It was easy to spend a couple of hours wandering through this modern and interesting museum, and it's good to see it remains free admission (or a voluntary donation). Well done.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We really enjoyed spending time at this museum. Well kept and good informative displays. Well worth a couple of hours stay. Good coffee shop, friendly staff. Good museum shop. The free Tiger Bus goes right there. Museum entry free. Donation appreciated.

Thank Jan L
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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Hi Jan L! Thank you for your review! We hope you will visit us again one day soon.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We always visit major and sometimes quite minor art galleries in our travels and had high hopes for a good experience here. But we left with little to rave about. For example, the colonial, modern and contemporary paintings seemed rather pedestrian and most of the...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hello Rumples! Thank you for your feeback about our Art Gallery at Royal Park - we will certainly pass it on.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This pleasant building in the Launceston CBD area is easily found and even on a Friday lunch time I found parking quite close to it (paid). The art gallery is fairly standard for a regional Australian city though it does have a nice collection of...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Paul L! Thank you for your thoughtful review. We'll pass along all your feedback, and we hope to welcome you back again one day soon.

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