Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is the second oldest museum in Australia, but visiting the gallery, you wouldn't know it. Today, the gallery's collections sit in a stunning contemporary design, sensitively integrated with the museum's heritage buildings.
Known as TMAG to locals, the museum's art collection includes works from Tasmania's colonial period through to contemporary Australian and international artists.
There is fascinating archaeological material of national significance, some of which was unearthed in the renovation of the museum itself, and displays that tell of early life in the colony.
There's also a significant collection of Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural objects.
Another gallery tells the story of the Tasmanian tiger (a bit sad!) and its interactions with society.
And for a break, the museum's Courtyard Café offers great food and a chance to regroup before the next round.
Located on Hobart's historic waterfront the museum is just a short stroll from bustling Salamanca Place.
With interactive displays, spacious galleries and masterful story-telling, TMAG has something for everyone.
Admission is free - and so are the tours.
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