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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6323 3777
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Pretty good and kept both old and young entertained

Being a museum nut, for me, this was good but is not extremely amazing as I've been too many many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christine K
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Surprising and Excellent Museum

We had heard that the Queen Victoria Museum was very good, but were still most surprised when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“old railway” (15 reviews)
“science area” (10 reviews)
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2 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Being a museum nut, for me, this was good but is not extremely amazing as I've been too many many museums so it does set a high bar. It is decent sized and there are quite a few exhibits which interested my dad who loved...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard that the Queen Victoria Museum was very good, but were still most surprised when we visited. On entering the building's Lobby we seemed to be unintentionally drawn to the right into an old railway workshop building with an extensive display of railway...More

1  Thank mag68124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't planning to visit this museum but as it rained we changed our plans. We're glad we visited. We found the Oldest Beer information and Sydney Cove shipwreck information of particular interest and enjoyed learning about Thylacines. The Museum and Art Gallery are situated...More

Thank ExplorerGoddess
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ExplorerGoddess! Thank you for your review - we're very pleased to read you found so many points of interest at the Museum and hope you will be able to visit us again one day soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Well laid out and a good variety of exhibits. Photography is allowed as long as you don't use flash. You could easily soend 3 hours here but maybe it's good to leave some for the next visit...

Thank Suze333
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Suze333!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the museum is a must to see - a lot of knowledge & displays are available to all age groups - plenty to see - would highly recommend

Thank 60stravellers2014
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 60stravellers2014! Thanks for your review, we hope you will be back in Launceston and visiting us again one day soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One to two hours in a nicely presented gallery on Wellington. The display on the importance of the area to the local indigenous population was informative and sensitive

Thank kennyW2
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi kennyW2. Thanks for your review of The First Tasmanians: Our Story. We're pleased to read you had such a good experience.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Our recent tour of the QVMAG museum for 2 groups of Deaf adults, was a fantastic experience. Our tour guides worked well with our interpreters. We were made to feel welcome and we enjoyed a very informative tour. Our members loved the experience. .

Thank Tasdeaf
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Tasdeaf! We're very pleased to read you had such a positive experience with us and we hope you will be able to visit us again one day soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We are a family that have visited lots of museums and we found this one to be very good. We didn't have time to see everything as we arrived late in the day but the kids enjoyed the indoor and outdoor hands-on activities and we...More

Thank Copa6
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review, Copa6! We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I have been soooo many different museums in different state, country but it is certainly one of the best. We didn't expect this well organised and preppared museum as yet and so many wow factors. It had lots of theme including animals and insect etc....More

Thank Hei C
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Hei C! Thank you for your review. We're very pleased to read you enjoyed your visit to the Museum, and hope you will come again next time you're in Launceston.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

If you have kids the dinosaurs are amazing ! Free entry worth the visit. Friendly staff 😉 is slight drive other side of Launceston but we are glad we did it

1  Thank ingridm909
QVMAG, Administration Officer at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to read you enjoyed your visit, and hope to welcome you back again one day soon.

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