There is evidence everywhere that the southernmost Australian state is Australia’s leading place of arts and culture.
The most recommended museums on the Island are:
The TMAG or Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart is a great way to start and explore local history, art and heritage. It is a combined space of an art gallery and herbarium, which safeguards the physical evidence of Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage and the cultural identity of Tasmanians. This museum is an excellent place for all visitors to Tassie, including families with kids.
MONA or the Museum of Old and New Art in Berriedale, only 25 minutes north of Hobart, is must-see in Tassie. Created by David Walsh, it is perhaps the most controversial exhibition in Australia or even globally. You need to see it to believe.
The Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston is the primary destination for art, history and natural sciences in Northern Tasmania. The collection is constantly changing and offer a fantastic opportunity for everyone when in Launceston.
Step into the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre in Launceston to learn more about Tasmania’s aboriginal people and their culture.
The James Boags Brewery offers a great insight into how the Island became a hotspot for beer- brewing for those with a bit of special interest. Or perhaps the National Automobil museum in Launceston might be of interest.
When we visit the UNESCO world heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park, a visit to the Wilderness gallery is always included. It showcases the life, stories and art of Tasmania. It also features one of the largest Thylacine exhibitions in the state.