Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston
(4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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 Add Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and other attractions to your Launceston trip itinerary using our Launceston vacation generator.
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  • Even as a former resident of Launceston I find I learn something every time we visit this museum. On this occasion it concerned particular Irishmen transported to Tasmania, as well as some facts conce...  more »
  • I visited between exhibitions so there was not much to see other than a beautiful Philip Wolfhagen oil and a quirky Michael McWilliams cabinet. And the meal at the cafĂ© was one of the worst I have had...  more »
  • If you are a geology nut this little museum does an excellent job of tying together the geological history of Tasmania. It also has other excellent exhibits. 
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  • An excellent Museum considering its "regional" status. Exceptional palaeontology collection. Well worth a visit.
  • Well worth a visit. Thoroughly enjoyed my time. Well done displays, and good coffee!
  • I love the Queen Victorian Museum and Art Gallery i always used to go there when i was little withy family and go on that bridge that made it feel like you were swinging but you weren't. I enjoyed all the fun activities i could do in that little area like the rocket and the thong that you would bang on a pipe and it would make different noises. But my favourite thing to look at was all the animals and the different kind of cares and learn about history.
  • Good way to kill some time & see some interesting exhibits. My favorite was the one on the oldest beer. They are remaking it with the yeast they found. Unfortunately I won't be here long enough to try it.
  • Showcases some amazing Art. Local artists and history at display as well as some ever changing exhibitions coming around. Free entry. Must visit.