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Mona, Berriedale

(3.7/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very different experience, loved parts of it not so much others. Well worth a visit. Not for kids they would be bored and sometimes exhibits not suitable. 
  • Can't wait to return. The boat trip was fabulous - highly recommend the "posh pit". The building is a work of art in itself and the art within amazing. Lucky you can break out and go back in as you ma...  more »
  • We were on the first ferry out and the last ferry back and could have stayed for more. Don't go to this museum if you are after a "traditional" art museum experience - it is quirky, sometimes weird an...  more »
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  • Well, if you are so obsessed with political correctness, don't be an art gallery. One of the museum staff members, that Asian lady with glasses, should be removed because of her disturbing face and extremely rude attitude. I hope the museum would educate her properly that being surrounded by artworks doesn't make her mighty and high. You don't need someone who speaks Chinese to attract Asian tourists, people come to MONA are well educated and they understand English just fine. Please, dispense her and save your money for art.
  • It's not undeserved hype that says MONA is the premier cultural destination in Tasmania. The constant rotation of exhibits keeps things fresh and interesting, and having the whole museum underground is incredible. The two bars offer greatly different experiences, one can be enjoyed in the underground ambience of the museum itself and the other outside near the vineyard and music stage. Throughout the museum area one can use the O, a iTouch device with a custom app that locates where you are in the museum and provides further information and dialogue about the exhibits. By having such information on the device, MONA successfully creates a clean space throughout the museum and truly showcases the art itself by hiding information placards and the like on the O device instead.
  • Very strange & random. Don't know if I should feel uncomfortable or aroused. Some very interesting exhibits, definitely unique & different. A must visit, if not for the oldness the for the location. Great scenery & a lot of other projects going on other than the museum. Really cool
  • Spare your time! For a renknown international standard you'd expect more. So many things were wrong that i ask myself how could this museum be on the map! The live music is too load, so load that you cannot hear the headphones they provide. The headset a d iphone provided is another problem - you cannot navigate easily and the audio is only for irrelevant too long interviews and the information does not say anything about the art. What a disappointing item with so much potential! This could have been much fun but it is rather the opposite. The line to see the Death exhibit is unjustified and rather ridiculous to be queuing under ground for a random collection which has no historical value. The cafe is way too expensive. I would never go again. Preserve your valuable time on travel and do something better.
  • Incredible experience. So many things to take in. So many ideals to question. Beautiful design to the building. Fantastic collection of work. The bathrooms even have something interesting.