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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6323 3777
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Although a very old fashion layout and lacking atmosphere some of the art exhibits are very good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mbflowers64
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Launceston, Australia
Great way to while away an hour or 2

With time up my sleeve in Launceston, visited the art gallery , pleasantly surprised . An eclectic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason W
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Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two key Launceston sites: the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk which houses the natural science and history collections; and its 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street which was officially opened to the public as a dedicated Art Gallery last year. At Inveresk you’ll find our extensive permanent exhibitions Tasmanian onnections, Transforming the Island, hands-on science in the Phenomena Factory, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania and the Heritage Trail. In addition there are a range of special exhibitions and our regular facilities including the Museum Shop, auditorium and café. As if Inveresk is not enough, there is even more at Royal Park. Make sure you visit both sites to really experience all that QVMAG has ‘On show’.
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2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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QVMAG, Adminstration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi mbflowers64! Thank you for your feedback. We hope you will visit us again one day soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With time up my sleeve in Launceston, visited the art gallery , pleasantly surprised . An eclectic mix of art (old and modern) exhibitions , antique furniture , photography etc . Keeps your interest. Especially enjoyed the Tasmanian aboriginal exhibition , and photography of human...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jason W - thank you very much for your review of our Art Gallery. We hope to see you again one day soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Art Gallery in the CBD - it is free! Loved the Hydro photos on the Ground Floor as well as the Aboriginal exhibit - really interesting and better than TMAG in Hobart. The collection is small but we loved it. They have...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, wombatdavid! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a look particularly if you have children. They have some large dinosaur displays etc.

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Thanks for your review of our Museum, Michael L!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see when visiting launceston. Very interesting. Short walk though the centre of town, and its free. Donation only

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Thanks for reviewing us, 582margareth!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum recently while travelling during school holidays. I have to say this was such a nice experience compared to recent multiple visits to the Hobart museum. We found the staff to be most friendly from the start when we had no change...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jason P! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughtful review. We're pleased to read you and your family enjoyed your visit and hope we will be welcoming you back again one day soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is really well worth seeing, but give yourself plenty of time as there is a lot to see. Some of the exhibits are of unique Tasmania animals, history, art and much much more. An excellent day out.

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Thank you for your review, mozev!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I was blown away by the Artrage exhibition of high school students. The judges picked out some of the standout pieces and they were fabulous. I particularly liked the confronting stories of refugees and the way their experiences were depicted. Very moving indeed. I also...More

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jennygarrett5. Thank you for your review - we're pleased to read you enjoyed your visit to our Art Gallery. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Love his museum there is always something to see even though I have been there a few times, I always find something new to look at and pick up different pieces of new information.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Railway exhibit part was tremendous. My 16yo loved it. He loves any museum! Cant wait to bring grandkids to the interactive 'Disney' area. A credit to the volunteers.

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, nivek1957! We will pass on your feedback to our staff.

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