Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

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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. Plan to see Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hobart driving holiday planner .
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  • The Museum and Gallery are well worth a visit. The museum has an extensive collection spread over two floors with displays on indigenous culture & history as well as Tasmanian natural history. Feature...  more »
  • With all of Tasmania's history and heratige, the space depicted in the attached photo could surely have housed a lot more exhibits. Museums to me are stories about the past and displays of artworks an...  more »
  • Interesting place to spend an hour or two. Excellent display currently on the Tasmanian Devil, something that might be a hit with children. The gallery part of the facility was a little disappointing....  more »
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  • This museum was truly a gem. I was impressed by the quality and variety of the exhibits. The buildings themselves were also interesting to see - especially the Aboriginal history building outside the main museum - don't miss this part (I nearly left the complex without entering it). Often features interesting temporary exhibits too. Well worth a visit for people visiting Hobart - especially when the weather packs in.
  • Just beautiful - modern entrance leads through to wonderful old part that is full of Tassie treasures! Lovely gift shop, polite and helpful staff as usual. Hope the Like for Like exhibition is still on - great way to showcase the collection of decorative arts spanning in some cases centuries.
  • Would have liked it if there was a bit more of a historical overview of Tasmanian history, museum felt a bit more like just a collection of artifacts and odds and ends. But still quite interesting and worth a visit. Tasmanian tiger exhibit was a highlight. Probably takes about two hours to see properly.
  • Good exhibits with a fair amount of activities for the kids (exhibit dependent I think). Just a little perple ed by the bag deposit policy. Initially wanted to go in with a tiny backpack with baby diaper changing stuff, but was told to deposit it. Changed that to a large sling bag (but clearly a baby bag) that was twice the size and no questions asked...
  • Great exhibits. Good place to learn about Tasmanian tigers. Good Antarctic display. There are nice kid projects. A great way to entertain up to about 12 years old. Cookies in the cafe were terrible.
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