Antiques and Collectables
Tasmania's isolation, rich colonial past and passion for preservation make it a collector's paradise.
Tasmania has some of the finest antiques and collectables in Australia. There are antiques and collectables for all tastes and budgets, from beautifully crafted colonial furniture made from Tasmania's speciality timbers to fine china, colonial art works and even Georgian silver.
Antiques are found everywhere; from roadside sheds to inner city shrines of glass and silverware.
For those interested in retro you'll find fantastic pieces from the 60's and 70's at a quarter of mainland prices. In many cases they're coming to market for the first time.
For a uniquely Tasmanian piece, snap up some locally made art, craft and jewellery in a wide range of styles and materials.
You'll find some of the biggest and best antiques collections in our small historic towns. Others appear where you least expect them, like in tiny village shops or home collections in back sheds.
Treasure-hunting is a great Tassie past time and the more you look, the more you'll find.