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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 91 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6233 7484
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09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:30 - 14:00

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The Allport collection is wonderful

It would be easy to miss this gem in the public library but it is definitely worth a visit. The collection is that of a lawyer and his family and left to the state. The art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

It would be easy to miss this gem in the public library but it is definitely worth a visit. The collection is that of a lawyer and his family and left to the state. The art, porcelain, furniture collected over his lifetime are wonderfully displayed and explained in small rooms set up as rooms in a Victorian era home of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A gorgeous if smallish museum tucked away on the ground floor of the Hobart Library. Rooms set up as from the Allports' House a lot of detail and attention paid. The family library was wonderful to look at. A very interesting temporary modern art exhibition was also housed in there that I very much enjoyed.

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Thank gilolah
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

With a few hours to spare one day, my friend and I decided to go inside for a look and what a surprise it was. I could have stayed there for hours. There's so much detail and care in the way it's set out. Incredible collection and it's like you're in your grandmother's home. Most definitely a place to visit.

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Thank margaret g
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Little museum with "rooms" displaying antiquities from the Allport family dating back to 1700s. Full of charm. Free admission.

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Thank Linsey W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had heard a lot about MONA but had never had the time to get there. The ferry was good, the trip smooth and MONA itself was simply amazing. Floor after floor of beautiful presentations and attractions. Would highly recommend both the ferry trip over and MONA .

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Tucked away on the ground floor of the main Hobart Library, many locals would never even know this exists. Wonderful permanent exhibits, in this small museum, and also very good temporary exhibitions, so worth visiting regularly

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Thank Marguerite B
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

..... or, at least, for those with a more mature taste, or an interest in colonial history! This museum, though almost hidden away in the State Library is, without doubt for me, one of Hobart's highlights, and more than worth at least a couple of hours of leisurely exploration. The collection of antique furniture, books and papers, paintings, glass, silverware... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Taken by locals to see this great collection of furniture, pictures etc etc. This is the library to do Tasmanian history in depth.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This place always thrills with it beautiful object and paintings of early Hobart. It is very well laid out and easy to manoeuvre through. It is instructive also. Worth several visits as you see different things on subsequent visits.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

There are several furnished rooms with descriptions of all their contents. Some really beautiful antique furniture.

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