Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston

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One of the largest museums not located in a capital city, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery 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 It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and many more Launceston attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Launceston day trip planner.
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  • This pleasant building in the Launceston CBD area is easily found and even on a Friday lunch time I found parking quite close to it (paid). The art gallery is fairly standard for a regional Australian...  more »
  • We were right on time for a guided tour, although the tour guide insisted I probably would do better on my own. This was kind of disappointing. I presume I didn't fit the demographic she wanted to eng...  more »
  • We visited the art gallery on Wellington St. It’s in a beautiful building, which is worth seeing in itself. The art inside is mostly not impressive; there isn’t much of it, and too much of what is the...  more »
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  • Top three places to visit if you're in Launceston. Science, fun, planetarium, history and war, all under one roof. Entry is free except for the planetarium. There is a small cafe and toilets 🚻, including disabled ♿ toilets. Enough paid 🅿 is available including disabled ♿ parking and disabled ♿ access to the building. There are very active parking inspector in the area so do not take any risk. There is also a tram ride available on the site.
  • 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).
  • 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!!
  • Great collection of local items, fun to look at and FREE for all!! Highly recommended
  • A regional museum with the usual general collection on display plus several areas for local items like trains and war memorialbilla of locals - interesting.

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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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