MONA, Berriedale

3.9
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. To visit MONA and get the most from your holiday in Berriedale, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berriedale trip planning app .
Create an itinerary including MONA
map
MONA Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4,896 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • October 12, 2017
    We went the whole hog and travelled from Hobart on the ferry in the Posh Pit and it was a great trip. I found Mona itself to be very interesting, especially how it was cut into the sandstone peninsula...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    While we arrived too late for the Gallery, the venue was excellent for the wedding reception we attended. Food, service and views all superb!  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    Went to MONA because well you have too! Not my cup of tea but glad I went. Art is different for everyone but some of this stuff is just weird. Impressive collection and eye opening.  more »
Google
  • September 1, 2017
    Had a massively good time here; was at the museum as a part of the MOFO festival. First piece of advice, regardless of when you go to the museum: wear comfortable shoes. This is a labyrinth of a museum and goes on forever, come well equipped and you'll be fine. Has some lovely permanent exhibitions, though my personal favourite was the temporary exhibit, 'On the Origin of Art'. If you're in Hobart go here. It's well worth it.
  • September 17, 2017
    MONA is a stunning and must see museum. The iPod guides was so helpful in allowing me to understand the artist and the story behind their artwork. Currently the museum of everything is running and I really enjoyed listening to the commentator for this exhibition. He made art very easy to understand (for a novice like me), funny and not pretentious at all.
  • September 6, 2017
    I've been to a lot of museums by now, but this was certainly the best so far. Every piece of art in there tells a story all for itself. The way everything's shown and how the museum has been built is just astonishing. I can't say more than I LOVED IT
  • September 20, 2017
    Fabulous and intriguing art at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Walked through the 27 rooms for the exhibition 'Museum of Everything', and it was very much thought provoking. Some odd things, some moving, some beautiful and some infuriating. Just what a museum should be.
  • September 14, 2017
    We were blown away this place, the setting, the presentation of the art, and of course the art itself. This is easily the greatest museum we have ever been to, the adventure starting with taking their ferry to the complex. A must-do in Hobart!

Plan your trip to Berriedale

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Berriedale

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Berriedale by other users

7 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Glenorchy BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Berriedale & Launceston BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Berriedale BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans