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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  • The lady at the visitor information center recommended we visited and told us it was free so we visited to kill some time. Great selection of animals on display in the main building. Decent display on...  more »
  • A large modern meets Victorian/Georgian architecture. Clean space for art. Well curated Tasmanian Aboriginal interactive exhibition, Victorian oil paintings upstairs, Chinese artefacts from various dy...  more »
  • Although a very old fashion layout and lacking atmosphere some of the art exhibits are very good. Go and see the other half of the qvmag in Invermay which is a nice walk along the river levy.  more »
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  • Nice place for kids or visitors! convenient to park and so many Tasmania artifacts to see in this museum. All my tour members like to go there. Plus, it is free.
  • Interesting museum, lots of unique Launceston exhibits, seen some really cool exhibitions, and who doesn't love the planetarium? Definitely recommend, especially since you can see most of the museum for free. There's also the Phenomena Factory, which has some cool hands-on science for the kids.
  • A must to visit! Great photographic exhibition of the hydro power stations - captures the dismal feeling of the environment, having lived there brought back memories as a hrdro village kid. Aboriginal museum was one of the best I've seen yet, curated by indigenous Aboriginals to keep it accurate. Historical. Paintings above, Young Artists of Tasmania and their displays made for a two hour stay....A Chinese Imperial display was quite a different find. Upgraded facilites are fantastic, best toilets in Launceston. Books and literature on offer as well.
  • Well layed out museum with displays and artifacts and well worth a visit if you love our history.
  • Awesome exhibitions. And free entry. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Launceston.
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