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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Ranked #3 of 136 things to do in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This true replica of the historic huts in Cape Denison - Antarctica - constructed in 1911 by the men of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, led by Dr Douglas Mawson. Constructed by heritage architects and builders, the replica was only made possible by a federal government grant and the generosity of many Tasmanian businesses and individuals who donated time, goods and goodwill. As a part of the Mawson's Huts Foundation, all profits are toward the conservation of the historic huts. Run by staff and volunteer,it is great for individuals and small groups including schools.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Chennai (Madras), India
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“Very interesting”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Well worth visiting! Very interesting & very helpful volunteers giving information. Especially loved the notes in the kitchen regarding penguin & seal for dinner. Very close to beautiful Salamanca

Visited December 2013
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“Fascinating insight into Australia's Antarctic Heritage”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

This newest kid on the dock in Hobart opened last weekend and is a world-class absolute must-see. The museum faithfully replicates the huts built in 1912 by Sir Douglas Mawson and the 18 men of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (not a carpenter among them!) to shelter them and their Greenland sledge dogs from freezing blizzards and hurricane-force winds at Cape Denison. They were home to the expeditioners until they departed in 1914, leaving the huts and their homely contents undisturbed for 6 decades when the Mawson's Huts Foundation, in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division, began the first serious efforts to preserve and conserve them in the 1970s. The Museum provides an insight into the daily lives of the men and the work they carried out under the most difficult of conditions. From the minute we stepped inside, we were totally absorbed by the magnificent photographs and displays. Best of all was hearing the additional information offered by the enthusiastic guides - no polite hovering about waiting to be asked questions from these guys. They couldn't wait to personally engage every visitor who walked through the doors and were entertaining as well as knowledgeable. The huts looked small from the outside so we had initially allowed around 20-30 minutes look around, but had to go out and re-feed the parking meter - allow at least an hour...you won't regret it.

Visited November 2013
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