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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

Categories: Science Museums, Art Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • We had an enjoyable afternoon here with our grandchildren. They enjoyed a puppet show and completing the treasure hunt. Would recommend a visit here 
  • Killing time b4 flying home , this museum is free entry (donation), only a small museum & art gallery . It had an interesting exhibition on the Tasmanian aboriginal history (sad) .... that was very wo...  read more »
  • There is lots to love about the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. It covers a wealth of Tasmania's natural and human history and includes the connection between Tasmania and the Australian Antarctic T...  read more »
  • Its a fantastic museum and unlike other reviews I have had no problem taking my children there. I have found that the museum encourages children in a lovely way, there are "treasure" hunts for children to complete. I have found the staff to be kind and engaging. But if you're going to allow your kids to run nuts and touch the exhibits I think it is only right that staff will keep an eye on you.
  • Always a delight to visit TMAG! Everytime I'm there something new has been added to the collection. I particularly like the Bond store and "The power of change" exhibition. A great place to visit early on in your Tasmanian adventure as they do a great job of explaining the history of our state.
  • Interesting place. I was here last summer. One of the greatest attractions in Hobart you must visit. A lot of interesting local stories.
  • Really interesting exhibitions and pieces. The exhibition on migrants was incredibly fascinating. We just happened to go when there was a children's activity time so had to dodge kids running around but that was fine as it brought a new atmosphere that I've not seen in other museums which are generally quiet. I wish we had more time to see everything but we were cut short by the parking meter.
  • I felt there was nothing at this museum that made me go "wow! that's awesome" although the upper level with the Antarctica exhibition was really interesting. But the good thing is, it's free and you should definitely go and check it out, there even is a free guided tour at 11am. Also, other people mentioned that the staff was unfriendly or was looking often - I can not confirm this. There was only one employee who looked a bit concerned about people touching exhibits but all the others were super friendly and loved having a chat with the visitors.
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