The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is one of Australia’s oldest museums. It is conveniently located on the waterfront of Hobart, Tasmania. It is surrounded by historic buildings in the Constitution Dock which include The Custom House, Private Secretary’s Cottage and the Commissariat Store. Located just a 14 minute walk or 6 minute drive from the Best Western Hobart, you will have easy access to the museum and surrounding areas. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) recently had a $30M redevelopment, a significant advancement in Tasmania. Although vastly upgraded, the building has kept its historical heritage and charm.
The centralised visitor’s hub with its courtyard café is the perfect place to stop for a light meal or coffee before heading into the museum. The Café is open 9-4pm during the week and 10-4pm on weekends.
Visitors will experience a unique visit to the museum including some of the following-
- An Aboriginal gallery that explores the rich culture of Aborigines in Tasmania and Australia.
- A geological collection showing some of Tasmania’s unique species and environments.
- The Power of change exhibition showing how modern Hobart has transformed and evolved with advances in science and innovation.
- Tasmanian tiger exhibition shows the famous but now extinct animal that is a treasured symbol in Tasmania.
- Ice to island exhibition examines Antarctica and the Southern Ocean including the places, people and creatures.
More Fun at Tasmanian museum
Explore more diverse and exciting collections than ever before. Get a closer look at the galleries special displays and experience some of the temporary exhibitions. Be sure to check the official website of the museum and art gallery for updates on new exhibitions. Even if you have been many times before there is always something new for you to experience. There is also always a chance to join a free guided tour. TMAG offers services to all ages, including educational tours and tours for tourists seeking to discover
Tasmania’s art and history
Family learning is incorporated with the museums exhibitions and art gallery displays. This is a great opportunity for kids of all ages, especially kids 5 years old and below to be creative and to use their imagination when exposed to the inspiration of the past. The perfect family friendly attraction in Hobart where you can enjoy the exhibitions in a large group or even alone. With so much to experience you will be amazed by all the exhibitions on display at the museum.
TMAG is open to the public on a daily basis from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except the holidays of Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday. Admission is free although some special exhibitions may require payment. If you’re interested in art then the Tasmanian Museum of Old and New Art (Mona Art Gallery) would also be of interest to you. The Gallery is located around an 18 minute drive from the Best Western Hobart.