Museums and Art Galleries in Tasmania
Tasmania's unique natural assets, rich history and heritage, and exciting cultural life are all waiting to be discovered in museums across the state.
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart has a large collection highlighting Tasmania's cultural heritage and biodiversity. The museum itself is a cluster of historic buildings integrated into a cutting edge architectural overlay that reinterprets the traditional museum space.
Hobart is also home to the Museum of Old and New Art - Mona. This world famous museum combines ancient artifacts, contemporary art and cutting-edge architecture in a mind-blowing showcase of international cultural treasures.
In Launceston, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is Australia's largest regional gallery with an extensive fine art and design collection.
There are also impressive city museums in Devonport and Burnie and many small collections in towns and villages all over the state with everything from wool and well-worn axes to sparkling minerals and steam trains.
From large city museums to the smallest community centres and home-grown collections, there's no shortage of historic treasures to be found in Tasmania.