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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6323 3777
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Dinosaurs

If you have kids the dinosaurs are amazing ! Free entry worth the visit. Friendly staff 😉 is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ingridm909
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Mildura, Australia
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Fantastic small museum

The museum is in converted old buildings. It has several sections - there's an area with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheSumiMasens
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Perth, Australia
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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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“world war” (10 reviews)
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2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have kids the dinosaurs are amazing ! Free entry worth the visit. Friendly staff 😉 is slight drive other side of Launceston but we are glad we did it

1  Thank ingridm909
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is in converted old buildings. It has several sections - there's an area with dinosaurs, birds tasmanian tiger, then a science area which is hands on , and the train section with trains/ carriages to see. The exhibitions are well thought out with...More

Thank TheSumiMasens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such careful and clever planning has made this a real treat for all ages. The old train memorabilia is just fabulous and the blacksmiths shop is a memory of times past.

Thank Happybookworm48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so impressed with the presentation of everything in this museum. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it, from the Tasmanian tiger exhibit, the Great War section, the railway workshops, the interactive displays. So entertaining and educational. Its free entry and if interested in the history...More

1  Thank 54Sophie2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a quilt display on at the time of our visit. And whilst not an avid fan of sure art work this display was exceptional. There is also some very interesting 19century art works done by Tasmanian artists of some fame.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This facility is immaculately presented. A great place to while away an hour or so. The current quilt exhibition will impress you but there is still plenty of historical art to enjoy. Best of all its free.

Thank NeilHBNZ
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The Art Quilt Australia exhibition in the gallery is amazing. There is a huge variety of techniques and subjects in the art quilts.

1  Thank KERRYN T
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi KERRYN T! Thanks for your review - it's great to read you enjoyed the Art Quilt Australia 2017 exhibition at our Art Gallery. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

As we are very interested in Aboriginal culture we headed for the new exhibition which is well done and well worth seeing. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank RoKeith
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi RoKeith. Thank you for your review, we're pelased to read you enjoyed The First Tasmanians: Our Story exhibition. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lots of interesting things to see here, from Native Animals to old Prison information. Nice Coffee Lounge with an old Train carriage in there. Plenty of parking and entrance is free. There is a box for donations inside. Well worth visiting

Thank Shirley M
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Shirley. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Dinosaurs are great. Great knowledge about Tasmania. Kids friendly with a cafe within. Always great to visit.

Thank RAj A
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, RAj A!

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