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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“modern art” (341 reviews)
“ferry ride” (283 reviews)
“on display” (153 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place always comes highly recommended, but I was not really impressed by the shown art. It is really modern art at display and you have to be in for this type of art to like it. The museum itself is also not that big...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively expensive for A$50/person, including the ferry ride. The admission itself is $28. Since we do not have a car, ferry over seemed to be the best option. The content of the museum may not be to everyone’s taste but the complimentary headset and recording...More

Thank FYL003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mona stretches the realms of the imagination , provocative, obscene beautiful and thought provoking . Visit early or late midweek to avoid the crowds

Thank Norm R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mona is an ever evolving world class destination and does Tasmania proud. The architecture fits the environment beautifully and the exhibits, although sometimes confronting and thought provoking, are worthy of consideration. It is a facility that demands plenty of time to explore.

Thank megotaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Mona many times over the years, it really is a must see if you’re in Hobart. We decided to make a whole day of it this time around so we caught the 9:30am ferry and started with coffee and scones in the...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasmania is such a beautiful place to visit and this is very much a waste of time and money. Overpriced, poor parking and nothing of note to actually see inside. The only good thing is the view from outside. Don't even think about going with...More

3  Thank helenfA5112OS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard so much about MONA - a must-do on a short break in Hobart. We'd been warned that some of the exhibits were confronting. Frankly, after working our way through the Museum of Everything (and yes, it was hard work), I didn't feel...More

2  Thank bernadette h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do love art museums, but am a traditionalist. Give me the Louvre, National Gallery etc and I can spend hours immersed in it, but this place is definitely one who can see beyond the mainstream. The place itself is an art piece I have...More

2  Thank BondiRescued
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you are told mixed reviews from friends like, “it’s different...an experience...” You have to check it out. The building was the highlight for me as it was set deep into the ground. There is some very risky “art” that’s sexually explicit, so not great...More

Thank Jaron F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The MONA experience was a good one starting with the ferry ride to the venue which was fun. The venue is first class as is the restaurant. We started on the bottom floor and after passing the bar, we found ourselves staring at a rock...More

1  Thank twovagabonds
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Marie M
10 November 2017|
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Response from CherryPehar | Reviewed this property |
I've been twice and never booked ahead If you go during the week it won't be as busy on the weekend. You can book ahead if you want to take the river boat to Mona which includes entry and the boat ride But because it won't... More
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lockyers2015
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
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empress_cherry
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!
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