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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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“ferry ride” (295 reviews)
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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

It has taken me a while to get here (from Sydney) but it was more than expected. This is an art 'museum' where the architecture takes equal position with the art it houses. We spent a whole day (you could spend less) and enjoyed a...More

Thank karinadivina
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Only decided last minute to do this on our last day of a 3 week trip around Australia. So glad we did. Firstly I recommend you take the Mona Roma there from Brooke Street Pier. We ditched the hire car a few hours early and...More

Thank IncognitoJones
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Drive there ...it is cheaper than taking the ferry. What a wonderful surreal experience..high recommend going there as it is great art that you will never see again The oil art is something else it is never been seen before. And the staff are great....More

Thank carol w
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The start of the gallery tour is from three floors below. The reinforced Rock wall is an exhibit in itself. MONA has a fabulous guide audio and wherever you are in the gallery, it will locate nearby exhibits. There are warnings on the audio for...More

Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

MONA was on Paulas wishlist so off we went. First ferry up and last ferry back so a long day. This is a truly amazing experience. Not all exhibits were great for me but the total day experience was excellent. I would defy even the...More

Thank DavidandPaula
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would avoid MONA unless you love modern art! It is an arty farty modern gallery with no classical pieces. The art was to a mere art mortal, made very little sense, lucky the free device described what the art was about. We have visited...More

Thank craignrys
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews about Mona were positive everywhere I looked. I had no expectations of my visit to Mona and was told it was a must do activity in Hobart. My friends had been to visit Mona the week before and told me about the fast...More

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting challenging viewing. No labels, one gets a electronic mediaplayer which will show details, play interviews etc. There are many helpful attendants. After two hours the overload started, but highly recommended

Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes its and art gallery, but with a very different take on things. Not for everyone, but you will come away with an opinion. This is the purpose I am guessing. Very impacting and provocative. You will hate some things and others will have you...More

Thank Mardyboy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't know how to describe this place .... it is confronting ... amazing ...overwhelming. Just do it and judge for yourself. When you decide to go home walk down the tree lined road to the car parks .... the silence ... the gently breeze through...More

Thank TJandTM
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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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