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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (QVMAG)
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (QVMAG)

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (QVMAG)

10am - 5pm
2 Invermay Road, Launceston, 7248

The basics

A visit to the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery offers a crash course in Tasmania’s storied natural, Aboriginal, and colonial history. The museum is divided between two sites, a museum in a restored railroad yard at Inveresk and an art gallery on Wellington Street. The collection is divided into three interest areas: history, natural sciences, visual arts, and design. Admission is free.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery is a must-see for history buffs, art lovers, and first-time visitors.
  • Museum facilities include a cafe, parenting rooms, and lockers.
  • Both museum sites are wheelchair accessible with accessible parking, restrooms, and elevators.
  • Photography and video are permitted within the museum.
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How to get there

The two museum sites are a short drive apart, or a flat 15-minute walk along the Tamar and North Esk Rivers. The free Tiger Bus shuttles visitors between the two sites, as well as to other sites around the inner city.

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When to get there

Both museum sites are open daily, except on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Check ahead for any special events or exhibits.

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Phenomena Factory

Families traveling with kids won’t want to miss the Phenomena Factory, a free interactive science museum at Inveresk filled with hands-on activities for the young and young at heart. The Launceston Planetarium is also at Inveresk, with shows exploring the origins of life and the night sky.

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