Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston

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One of the largest museums not located in a capital city, Queen Victoria Museum features wonderful collections of colonial art and Tasmanian history. The museum is located on two sites. The renovated warehouse at Inveresk Railyards features zoology collections and technology collection, as well as impressive colonial paintings. Its highlights are its working planetarium and displays with airplanes and railway workshops. For more artistic delights, visit the other location, at the Victorian-style Royal Park building, where traditional and contemporary art collections are displayed Add Queen Victoria Museum and other attractions to your Launceston trip itinerary using our Launceston vacation generator.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This place is extremely kid friendly but also have wonderful exhibits for adults too. Myself (21) and my mum went and really enjoyed learning about Tasmania.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Interactive exhibits, a planetarium and stuffed animals. Great arvo out for free and some good experiences.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Great way to get an insight into the history of Launceston and Tasmania. Interesting section on the Tasmanian Tiger sadly now extinct. Free entry but small donation keeps our museums going  more »
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  • August 7, 2017
    This is a cleverly curated museum. The exhibits are spaced individually and contain the written and visual information necessary to inform but not overwhelm with superfluous detail. The kids area is fun, learning and entertaining. A great planetarium, exhibits on key Tasmanian flora and fauna done to intrigue rather than gather dust. The Sydney story was fascinating and an excellent example of the quality of its curator(s).
  • September 8, 2017
    Was impressive....well worth the time to visit ....unfortunately we didn't allow enough time as did not realise the museum closed at 4pm. The use of the old railway workshops to house the museum was a fantastic choice and the best possible rebirth for the city's historical buildings....the displays we saw were immaculately and interestingly presented. 5 out of 5 stars!!
  • September 10, 2017
    Awesome day visit to the museum, fantastic museum displays with some interactive displays but please read the signs to determine which are and are NOT interactive. The adjoining science activities area is 100% interactive and an absolute must visit. Lastly, the planetarium is fantastic and very informative. A must visit venue.
  • August 21, 2017
    At Inveresk a great blend of local and natural history, space and astronomy with a visit to the planetarium as a must see. Also a great art gallery at Royal Park.
  • August 7, 2017
    This place was amazing, full of hands on activities that were interactive & fun for people of all ages, love the animals & dinosaurs as they seem so real & was a great day here being we spent 3 hours here...would recommend to anyone!

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Many visitors to Launceston choose to settle into one of the area's spacious rental apartments, which offer large rooms and plenty of privacy. Equally comfortable, the city's centrally located four-star hotels include onsite restaurants and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and satellite channels. A less expensive alternative, Launceston's inns provide a convenient base for backpackers and causal travelers arriving without prior reservations. If you want something atmospheric and historical, look for guesthouses located in well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. 
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