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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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+61 3 6323 3777
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum...

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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Great museum and gallery

I called into this museum not expecting much and had a nice surprise. There was a music concert in the main room which was nice to hear while walking around. At the time there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great inexpensive food at an interesting museum....we found lots to see, and we're glad to sit in a converted train carriage and enjoy a simple but satisfying lunch. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I called into this museum not expecting much and had a nice surprise. There was a music concert in the main room which was nice to hear while walking around. At the time there was a fascinating exhibition about the French exploration of Australia in the early 1800s - history we don't usually learn in Australia. The gallery has a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great reuse of an old industrial railway sheds. Wonderful recycling of these old buildings with exciting architectural design. There are also interesting displays throughout the museum. In particular the old blacksmith shed left as it once was with the sound affects making it an interesting space. The student accommodation buildings are also well worth viewing in their Scandinavian style... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For wifi starved visitors please note there is free Tas.Gov wifi at this place so 'surf it up'! We were caught off guard with a local public holiday when we there and thank goodness this place was opened. Entrance is free! The staff warmly welcomed us to the facility and briefed us on the different exhibits available around the place.... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will need to visit both sites of you want the full experience. The art gallery on at a tje old original museum with the war hostory, train and modern art exhibits etc at the old traon yards site on onvermay. An interesting way to see some of Launcestons history at various periods and educate yourself on the unique wild... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Launceston QVMAG is a surprise treat. The staff are incredibly helpful and the building itself is a treasure. We visited thé Baudin exhibition and learned a huge amount about the attifants, flora, fauna and people documented by the French scholars on the boats. The main displays are generally well laid out and of a good quality. Well worth a... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 good coffee.

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Thank Merchick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 Controversy) facinating and news to me. The staff were all absolutely first rate. I cant help myself since I have been... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 kids love it a lot.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has loads of exhibits and is within walking distance of the CBD. We were impressed with the layout of the museum and the use of the old tram yards. All exhibits had clear explanations and were well set out. The Great War exhibition was excellent and taught us much about the locals who went away to war and... More 

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