Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

4.3
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Boasting a large, well-maintained, and diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, and other artwork, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery preserves and documents the history and culture of Tasmania. Founded in 1843, the institution possesses an eclectic collection, from old staircases suspended in midair to suits of armor and colonial furniture. The museum was redeveloped in 2013. Make Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery a centerpiece of your Hobart vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hobart itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    I had been in Tasmania for about three months from the US when I visited this place and it has to be one of my favorite things so far!! I learned so much about the state in the free hour tour from a l...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Lovely place full of Tasmanian rich history all the way back to aboriginal times when they went mutton bird hunting  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We are not regular visitors to museums or galleries but we sensed this may be slightly different. On entry "which is free" we were greeted by a friendly young member of staff asking did we need inform...  more »
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  • Had to find a way to spend a few hours so I dropped in. Finding a car park was easy the day I was there and it was not expensive for 2 hours. The building has been really well developed so you can still see the history. The exhibits are really well done if you take your time to explore.
  • Good place to relax and enjoy the exhibits. Just spend a few hours there and you will be surprised with the rich history and biodiversity described. The staff was friendly and offered to help us take a photo. The entry was also free!
  • Awesome interactive exhibitions. My favourite was an exhibition which tested your senses. You had to try and find 5 hidden drawers (one for each sense) which contained things that test your senses; and there were so many cool things in the jars! Very interactive and fun. They also had a kids colouring section. Definitely recommend visiting!
  • The TMAG has been updated over the last few years & now has many very interesting exhibits. It is also very wheelchair friendly for those that need that convenience.
  • Nice gallery. It's free so I'd recommend going because history is always fun. The downside and the reason I took away 1 star is also because its free though, since it's evident that the museum struggles to encompass any one topic completely.

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