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Mona, Berriedale

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A large, privately owned art museum, Mona represents the love child of Tasmanian millionaire David Walsh, who nicknamed it a "subversive Disneyland for adults." Built into the cliffside, the museum features a labyrinth of intentionally gloomy, windowless exhibition spaces displaying Walsh's collection of fun, quirky, and provocative art. Take a self-guided tour with an iPod--you'll receive one upon entrance--and begin your journey by walking down the spiral flight of stairs. The museum opened in 2011 after a renovation to the tune of $75 million. Make Mona a part of your Berriedale vacation plans using our Berriedale trip generator.
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  • This place definitely ranks as a 'must visit' location. You know it is going to be different when you see carpark lots for "God" and "God's Mistress"! It is more than a museum and art gallery crashed ...  more »
  • This place pushes you on every level - the art is very modern and not to everybody's taste, the language is out there, it's certainly not always child friendly! But as adults I absolutely loved it. It...  more »
  • If you love art, different stuff or even hate art, this is the place for you. So different that one can't really explain how interesting this place is. It has something for everyone. Stuff that offend...  more »
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  • Likely the most unique art museum on earth. It it the private collection of one very unique man and the theme is " sex and death". Also none of the works are marked, although you are given a iPhone that will give you all the info that you want if you choose. I found it really added to the experience as you just looked at things and liked them or not. I did use the iPhone but not nearly as much as I expected. Some of the work could be considered disturbing but those areas are marked. The collection is eclectic to the extreme. You will either love it or hate it. I didn't talk to a single person who had an intermediate view. So it is worth seeing just for that as it is rare to see a museum on this scale that is based only on one person's taste. If you go take the fast ferry from Hobart and go out on the deck. There not called fast for nothing and if you hate it at least you will have a fun boat ride
  • With combined themes of sex and death, this place can be very confronting at times and often pushes your boundaries to make you think about difficult to discuss or taboo subjects. Open your mind and don't be put off by others opinions - form your own, you'll love it or hate it, but well worth the physical and mental exploration it provides. You can take more mature minded kids and it may provide a way to open dialogue on subjects you would normally find difficult to broach, but some "artworks" may be too much so adults should check it out first to find the areas to avoid with them. Best to set aside 3-4 hours to explore properly.
  • Amazing experience, most enjoyable day at Mona Gallery. Coffee in cafe not the best. Source Restaurant excellent! Moorilla Winery excellent. A great day out!!
  • This type of art is not really my thing. It is worth going to look at but if I had David Walch's money I could think of a million other things to buy before I purchased any of the art works he has. But I guess that is what makes the world such an interesting place. We all have different likes and taste in art. Food in the cafe is very expensive.
  • A quirky place with a mind boggling layout - worth a visit even for people not into "art". Good food and drink options including a nice bar downstairs. A must do activity!