We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6323 3777
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Interesting afternoon, experiences for young and old

We turned up on a cool winter afternoon, and we were pleasantly surprised to find free parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mostlyharmless
,
Singapore
Surprisingly Good

We went to the Art Gallery and thoroughly enjoyed all it had to offer. Interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fiona h
,
Sydney, Australia
Read all 535 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two key Launceston sites: the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk which houses the natural science and history collections; and its 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street which was officially opened to the public as a dedicated Art Gallery last year. At Inveresk you’ll find our extensive permanent exhibitions Tasmanian onnections, Transforming the Island, hands-on science in the Phenomena Factory, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania and the Heritage Trail. In addition there are a range of special exhibitions and our regular facilities including the Museum Shop, auditorium and café. As if Inveresk is not enough, there is even more at Royal Park. Make sure you visit both sites to really experience all that QVMAG has ‘On show’.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old railway” (15 reviews)
“world war” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
LOCATION
Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 3 6323 3777
Write a Review
Reviews (535)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 535 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up on a cool winter afternoon, and we were pleasantly surprised to find free parking (Sunday) and free entrance! Located in the grounds of the University of Tasmania, the QVMA has something for everyone. There is a science section, which enthralls young and...More

Thank mostlyharmless
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi mostlyharmless! Thank you for your review, we're pleased to read you enjoyed your visit to the Museum side of QVMAG! We agree - it's the perfect place to spend a rainy Launceston day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Art Gallery and thoroughly enjoyed all it had to offer. Interesting exhibits, beautiful building and a great little cafe. A great place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank fiona h
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi fiona ha. Thank you for your review of our Art Gallery!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went just to see and we were surprised by how much was there and considering that galleries were closed. Really helpful staff and when we addled a question about why the China was painted blue they went to find out and have us the answer...More

Thank EmmCeeAustralia
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi EmmCeeAustralia! Thank you for your review. We're very pleased to read you enjoyed your visit, and will pass along your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited both the museum and gallery on different days. Both lovely and toddler friendly. The museum had a great area for kids to explore, learn and draw and my son particularly loved the old train in the back! The food at the museum is...More

Thank Kia M
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kia M. Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's great to read you enjoyed your visit to both our sites - we hope to welcome you back again one day soon.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is world class museum. The setting includes modern galleries embedded within a campus of old train yard buildings, engineering shops and admin blocks. The complex reeks of old and new. Displays highlight themes of interest to locals and visitors alike. You can find out...More

Thank Paul K
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Paul K. We're pleased to read you had an enjoyable visit, and we hope to see you back again one day soon.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

very interesting place to visit, wonderful art, wondereful scupltures, suit all ages.lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon

Thank reeworth
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, reeworth!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Entry is free to this museum and only a short stroll from the city center but the free tiger bus does stop there. Allow at least half a day to get around the place ,it is spread out in various sections covers from dinosaurs to...More

Thank billt1958
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, billt1958! It's great to read you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Just to clarify - we are are open until 4pm all year except for January, when we open until 5pm.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We visited this museum on the last morning of our stay in Launceston, which proved to be a mistake as we really needed more time to do justice to this museum. On the ground floor it offered a large variety of artefacts, whilst there was...More

Thank charlotteofvarlet
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi charlotteofvarlet! Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We hope to welcome you back again to QVMAG, and Launceston, one day soon!

Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a good place to visit and entrance is free. The kids enjoyed the Phenomena Factory where they get to hands-on with the "science toys". There is also an awesome display of dinosaur skeletons and classic transportation. The planetarium was ok.

Thank stevenlsw
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi stevenlsw! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about us. We hope you and the kids will come back again one day soon.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

The building is perfect for the museum. Well presented and the staff are very helpful. We took lots of photos and walk a fair bit.

Thank Sandy N
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thanks for your review, Sandy N! We're pleased to read you enjoyed your visit.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Inveresk Tavern & Bottleshop
15 reviews
.18 miles away
The House of Spuds
10 reviews
.11 miles away
Larceny Restaurant
367 reviews
.24 miles away
Bizy Bee
10 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby Attractions
On Your Bike Tours
13 reviews
.04 miles away
City Park
1,318 reviews
.33 miles away
The Tamar Valley
522 reviews
.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit