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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6323 3777
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Great outing with the kids/teens

We went to the museum today and they had an amazing display from World War 1 which included diary... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kylie P
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Melbourne, Australia
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Great for the whole family!

This place is extremely kid friendly but also have wonderful exhibits for adults too. Myself (21... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
1234289
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Bangor, Maine
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Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two key Launceston sites: the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk which houses the natural science and history collections; and its 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street which was officially opened to the public as a dedicated Art Gallery last year. At Inveresk you’ll find our extensive permanent exhibitions Tasmanian onnections, Transforming the Island, hands-on science in the Phenomena Factory, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania and the Heritage Trail. In addition there are a range of special exhibitions and our regular facilities including the Museum Shop, auditorium and café. As if Inveresk is not enough, there is even more at Royal Park. Make sure you visit both sites to really experience all that QVMAG has ‘On show’.
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Two Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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+61 3 6323 3777
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the museum today and they had an amazing display from World War 1 which included diary excerpts. There were also many different artefacts on display including dinosaurs & Tasmanian animals. Toilets were clean & tidy. Staff were friendly & helpful. They have...More

Thank Kylie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is extremely kid friendly but also have wonderful exhibits for adults too. Myself (21) and my mum went and really enjoyed learning about Tasmania.

Thank 12,34,289
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interactive exhibits, a planetarium and stuffed animals. Great arvo out for free and some good experiences.

Thank Dylan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to get an insight into the history of Launceston and Tasmania. Interesting section on the Tasmanian Tiger sadly now extinct. Free entry but small donation keeps our museums going

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I are all in our 20s and we had fun in this place. This is a place for everyone, there is lots of science and history stuffs around here, from dinosaurs, animals, the great war, astrology and railway history, etc! Best of...More

Thank Cheeyang O
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cheeyang O! Thank you for your reivew - we're very pleased to read you found so much to enjoy at the QVMAG Museum! We hope to be able to welcome you back again one day soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walked here from our hotel, it's a must . very interesting,allow plenty of time, the war section on the second floor is well worth another hour.

Thank margaret s
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi margaret s! Thanks for your review, we're very pleased to read you found the Museum so worthwhile. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The QVMAG has excellent displays and educational collections that are really interesting. Well worth a visit as there is something to entertain, educate and intrigue everyone.

Thank Rosieaus
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rosieaus. Thank you for your throughtful review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for all of the family, as there are kids options at both the Gallery and Museum. Fantastic collections of Tasmanian history and culture!

Thank Daniel S
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments Daniel S! We're pleased to read you found plenty of options to entertain your family at both our sites, and hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place to take the family or visitors. Great bookshop and place to buy a souvenir for your visit to Launceston as you explore the sites and wonders of the museum.

Thank 801tanya2015
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review 801tanya2015 - we'll be sure to pass on your comments to our gift shop. We hope you are able to visit us again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A perfect place to hang out for a few hours with the family particularly if the weather is bad. A very interactive and fun part is dedicated to children. The dinosaur bones won't disappoint. There is also an old tram beside the museum that offers...More

Thank nicolehQ6893AW
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear nicolehQ6893AW. Thank you for taking the time out to review us - we're pleased to read you have nejoyed your visits to QVMAG.

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