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. To visit MONA and get the most from your holiday in Berriedale, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berriedale trip planning app .
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  • Look, everybody knows that modern art is terrible and pointless but if you pack a whole lot of it down a deep hole with as much craziness as you can find then you're in for a bizarre experience. We we...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful museums we've been to! Although I did think that MONA was a bit expensive, it was definitely a unique and beautiful place. So many very interesting exhibits and you can defin...  more »
  • Ok I absolutely LOVE Mona and all that David Walsh has brought to the state of Tasmania ...but unfortunately Mona has become soooooo successful and amazing that now some of the facilities can no longe...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!

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