Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston

(4.6/5 based on 480+ 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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  • This is a free museum in the heart of the city. We happened to get lucky with a special exhibit detailing early exploration of the local flora and fauna. Wish we'd had more time. The cafe serves very ...  more »
  • This is a great museum. The Great War exhibit was a bit mawkish for mine but would be the first place I would take a teenager. The argy over the "Where did they get the money for this? (Railway Contro...  more »
  • Useful Information for the kids on Energy Conversion. Tricky spiral wheels. Well maintained Rail Coaches. Good Art Gallery. The 3D Microscope was a real attraction. I bought one piece and my grand kid...  more »
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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.