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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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+61 3 6323 3777
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum...

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’.

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Enthusiastic Recommendation for the Art Gallery

We were amazed at the diversity and some excellence in the local art community. Also appreciated Mr. Petit's work of aborigines in the 1830s even though some dimensions were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were amazed at the diversity and some excellence in the local art community. Also appreciated Mr. Petit's work of aborigines in the 1830s even though some dimensions were admittedly exaggerated. The portraits on the second floor of Launceston residents is a history lesson in an art form. The highlight for me was Philip Wolfhagen's oils--simply stunning from close and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read some not glowing reviews of QVMAG, mainly the kids activities, I was absorbed for hours on their natural history stuff. The level of detail was well pitched to be challenging and interesting and the text well written. Good work QVMAG!

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Thank Michael B
Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is free to get in which is great, and the area for the kids is great. I reserve judgement on the workshops. The gift shop doesn't change much, so for people going in on a regular basis this isn't a draw.

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Thank Kathryn H
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two wonderful museum and art gallery sites in Launceston with some of Australia's oldest colonial art and history. Wellington street and Inveresk. Open seven days there is always something for everyone ,young and old. At the art gallery be inspired by a travelling exhibition of one of the French explorers Baudin. And his artist companions Leseur and Perron... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly enjoyed the museum building's taxidermy exhibit of animals unique to Tasmania and Australia. In the art building, the exhibit of works done by young school children was quite amazing! Well worth a visit to both buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable Would highly recommend Well set out & very informative Good for the whole family to enjoy.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the place to go to get out of the sun, the rain or the wind, but a wonderful way to spend time learning more about the history of Tasmania, to enjoy the collections of paintings and artifacts from days gone by, or to be amazed by the many different collections which are on display. Truely an inspiring educational facility... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Phenomena Factory, a small interactive science centre with free-entry, is a popular highlight of this place for families with kids. Other interesting displays as well. Great use of old historic buildings. Good and rather large regional museum.

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Thank Karen Y
Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an interesting site with old buildings of industries past. It is free and has a few good displays so definitely worth a look if you have more than a day in town.

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QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review us, Sgtzimm! More 

Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Permian monster exhibition well worth seeing. Loads of interactive stations for the children and the First World War exhibition is very thought provoking. The evening singalong session in pyjamas was fabulous, Professor Flint was excellent. Indoor and outdoor activities to take part in.

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Thank deirdrem613
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi deirdrem613! Thank you for your review, we're very pleased to read you enjoyed our special Night at the Permian event. We hope welcome you back again soon. More 

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