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Mona

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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“modern art” (340 reviews)
“ferry ride” (288 reviews)
“david walsh” (216 reviews)
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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The entire building and the collection of artwork are quite unique. Some art work can be confronting and may not be suitable for young children but the entire layout and some of the interactive artwork are quite incredible. Make sure to pick up the audio...More

Thank OZ-Travelling-Family
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are taking the ferry, give some thought as to how much time you would like to stay. You have to book the return ferry before you leave. You can change departure time once you arrive at Mona, subjest to space available. Unlike other...More

Thank Ozziejet
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this place, so offbeat, be prepared for anything! They change the exhibitions so you can always go back and see something different.

Thank wanderlustSydney
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes of course we had heard the MONA hype. Worth the visit? Absolutely. As a practising artist I really appreciated how this gallery has the chutzpah to do things differently. From the architecture and design of the gallery itself which is art in itself, to...More

Thank haqsta
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really like Art - this for me was a great experience because there was some stuff I loved, some stuff I didn't and some stuff that left me feeling a bit weird. The museum of stuff is a bit massive and you need to...More

Thank Delphus79
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The kids loved this too. We really enjoyed the Art, very accessible and the O devices worked well. Unfortunately we left lunch a bit late so couldn’t order off the menu at cafe, however there was a few things left in the cabinet to keep...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ferry over has really nice food, wine and coffee, lovely staff and art to sit on. The museum is incredible. Just the space it's in blew my mind. Then there are cafes and restaurants - all wonderful. Nice glass of wine on the ride...More

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m a bit of an art buff and as I call Australia home I was a little ashamed to say I’d never been to Mona. Mona is different to every other art gallery I’ve been to. Most emphasise the art but Mona emphasised an experience....More

Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'd been looking forward to visiting MONA since it opened, loved everything I'd read about it. I'm not the biggest fan of modern art generally, but MONA isn't all modern art and what it does house is both visually impressive and thought provoking. It's also...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during the week with our four daughters. It's amazing and the best museum I've been to. You need a full day to do the three levels. Wear comfortable shoes. The kids managed ok and found probably 65% of it interesting. I think you...More

Thank JussyJ0406
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Si K
2 January 2018|
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Response from Paul V | Reviewed this property |
Personally I wouldn’t take my children if they were this age. Some of the art is disturbing and not suitable for such an impressionable age. The ‘Museum of Everything’ is fantastic as one mentioned, however you need to use... More
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wheatley3
18 December 2017|
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Response from CherryPehar | Reviewed this property |
You can do both without price doubling but ferry beats bus hands down The sightseeing on ferry is amazing and adds an extra adventure to the day A bus ride is a little ho hum If you go by ferry you can upgrade to Posh Pit... More
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Marie M
10 November 2017|
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Response from MelbourneDes | Reviewed this property |
on line didn't work. went to desk day before no problem finding r posh pit. due to holidays I would go to desk day days before just to have ticket in hand. but that is me. posh pit only a f you can down champagne in 20... More
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