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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6277 9900
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Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia's largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh's collection, which includes more than 2000 artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. The collection ranges from Egyptian funerary objects to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Since opening in January 2011 it has welcomed more than 1.4 Million visitors. The 3.5 Ha site, just north of Hobart, also includes the Ether Building Function Centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Barrel Room, Void Bar, The Source Restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and gallery, as well as eight contemporary accommodation pavilions. Until 6 July, 2015, Biennale of Moving Images Hobart, 2015 - 18 new works by 20 of the world's best video artists under 40 years of age. Amarna (2015) by James Turrell (born 1946 in Los Angeles, USA)- Amarna is one of a series of more than 80 Skyspace installations Turrell has built in high altitude and geographically isolated locations. MONA's work is the largest Skyspace to date and Turrell's southern-most installation. See MONA website for sequence times. 12 -22 June, 2015, Dark Mofo Since Neolithic times, seasonal winter solstice rites have been held to face the darkness and bring back the light. Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - in Tasmania's winter festival Dark Mofo celebrates both ancient and contemporary mythologies, birth and death, fire and laser light - with some good music, art and food thrown in. The usual Mona obsessions, with a darker twist, in and around Hobart each June. MONA FOMA A summer festival of eclectic proportions: the Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art in Tasmania, Australia, is curated by Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) and brings a beguiling mixed-bag of music and art to the island state. From post-punk to avant-garde orchestras, inflatables, installations and performance art, MOFO sprawls unconventionally across Hobart each January. Mona is open Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays) and operates from 10am - 5pm in winter, and 10am - 6pm throughout summer. Mona is currently on the winter operating hour schedule.
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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6277 9900
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Reviewed yesterday

For those who have visited Mona, they know why so many people regard it as iconic. For those who haven't, then thy need to. It's worth a trip to Tassie just for this experience. Not only is the journey to the gallery iconic (if you...More

Thank jjj733
Reviewed 2 days ago

The art we not only saw, but experienced, at this museum was incredibly creative. That they give you a link to a site that shows the art from your visit, was an amazing extra! Note: We stayed longer than expected, so stopped for a tea...More

Thank 5heartfamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The thing I love about Mona is , it's a always changing series of exhibits , with the reliable staples there to still welcome you I have been before and this time around I didn't feel as connected to the temporary exhibits , buts that...More

Thank CherryPehar
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting private run art museum/gallery with some unique features that you would not find around the world in other galleries. There are some definite hits (and some misses obviously). Of interest, the Museum of everything was particularly interesting. To help understand the art and...More

Thank Terran N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing what to expect, I went with an open mind. The ferry dropped us off at the gates and we walked up many steps. Was warned that MONA was "confronting" but honsestly it was not. It was liberating and funny in parts, and in...More

Thank EverydayMum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do if you're in Hobart. Most art galleries are usually a hit or miss for me. In this case, I found the experience to be quite enjoyable. The exhibits were very quirky and unique compared to what I've seen before in...More

Thank dincytea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to many museums in many countries and this was by far the most disappointing. We spent $56 to get the two of us in. After wasting an hour of our holiday looking at "art" that was uninspiring we left rather than waste...More

1  Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like every kindergarten was raided for the so called art pieces (except maybe for the neverending wall of plaster cast vaginas). Is this place rated for Children? Disturbingly dark lighting with an eerie morbid continuous unrelenting soundtrack. Ridiculously jumbled layout with no signage nor...More

2  Thank cskrg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to MONA not as huge culture vultures, more as a must-see in Tassie. Enjoyed it, it's a fascinating story and has changed Tas tourism, but I think for many non-modern art lovers, once is enough! Pros Beautiful ride down the Derwent on a...More

Thank ClairFSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

NOMA - you may love it or hate it, but check it out. The collection, the special exhibits, the building -- all worth seeing. Two of the attached photos are of pieces in the collection; one is a cow on the ferry to NOMA; and...More

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23 August 2017|
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Response from AMANDA L | Reviewed this property |
Mona is pram friendly . A beautiful grassed area to sit, ideal for a young one to play on while you enjoy a drink or food. There are steps leading up from the ferry , you might want to enquire if there is a lift as I'm... More
22 February 2017|
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Response from Tracy G | Reviewed this property |
Yep no problem and it is sensory overload in a good way but we popped out for lunch then back in. Take time and enjoy!
28 January 2017|
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Response from LRom4U | Reviewed this property |
Hello. You would be able to walk through the whole gallery, while stopping around a few things of interest in 90 minutes. It depends on a few things such as attendance. If there are a lot of people, some walkways create... More