We visited this centre partly because the weather was too grey and rainy to be outdoors. But we are so glad we didn't miss it and think it should be more widely publicised by Tasmania Tourist Information Centres.
The number and range of exhibits is incredibly interesting, with the old Gaity Theatre the icing on the cake. We were there for about two and a half hours.
My only negative observation is that there is a room near the staff's office covering a mining disaster in 1912 when 40 men died - one was the 20 yr old father of a two week old baby girl called Violet who, as an old woman, managed to get a memorial for these forgotten men. Whilst reading moving accounts of the disaster and the attempts to save some of the men I had to contend with Billy Joel singing Tell Her About It blasting from the staff radio. Very annoying to be reading with my fingers in my ears; possibly the staff don't realise how their music carries in an otherwise quiet museum. Not the first time in Australia where, as paying customers, we've been subjected to music or radio being played by staff.
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