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 Add Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and other attractions to your Launceston trip itinerary using our Launceston vacation generator.
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  • 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 »
  • Interactive exhibits, a planetarium and stuffed animals. Great arvo out for free and some good experiences.  more »
  • 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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  • Interesting museum, lots of unique Launceston exhibits, seen some really cool exhibitions, and who doesn't love the planetarium? Definitely recommend.
  • Lots of stuff for kids to look at and play with and be inspired by. Cafe is alright too, and there is a converted train carriage to eat in.
  • Brilliant place for all ages very kid friendly good place to eat at good prices.bit if a catch in one section.THE dinosaur exhibit is always free but of cause its school holidays so until the end of February its a fee to get in there.
  • You know your been around when things in the museum you have used or owned
  • 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.

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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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