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Visiting the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart, Australia

Updated on June 15, 2018
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The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) showcases great deal of various art, history and science collections. It also includes some of the most significant heritage structures in the world. This building was built in 1846 by the Royal Society of Tasmania. This society is the oldest Royal Society outside the territory of England.

What to Expect Inside the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery?

1. Courtyard Café
The Courtyard Café is a licensed establishment that offers food and drink to visitors. The café opens from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.

2. Kids and Family Activity
Children ages 4 to 7 years old may borrow Museum Tool kit. While children ages 7 to 12 years old may borrow backpack. This enables them to truly enjoy their exploration inside the TMAG. There are also interactive zones for children all throughout the galleries. The place usually held family day activity during the last Sunday of every month and during regular school holidays.

3. Membership
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery encourages visitors to join their membership group. Members will have access to the Member’s Lounge along with exclusive benefits. For more information, ask personnel at the Visitor Information Desk.

4. Museum Shop
The Museum Shop offers variety of unique gifts. The shop opens from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. They do process online purchases as well.

5. Temporary Exhibitions
The place displays different exhibitions throughout the year. All information about the list of exhibitions available can be checked at the Visitor Information Desk.

6. Wi-fi Access
There are free wi-fi access available in most galleries and even in the Courtyard Café.

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Schedules of Free Tours

The tours are only available from Wednesday to Sunday. Group tours can also be booked in advance.

11:00 am – Visitors may check the current listing for any specific exhibition tour.

  • From September to May

1:00 pm – Lets the visitor to explore the Bond Store, Commissariat Complex and Welcome Garden.

2:00 pm – Allows the visitors to discover all the treasures of the Central and Henry Hunter galleries.

  • From June to August

1:30 pm – Visitors can enjoy a Winter Highlight Tour to learn more about the story of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Information for Regular Visit


  • Lift access is available to visitors for all public areas of the building. Wheelchairs are also available from the Information Desk. Animal assistance is allowed within the premises.

Opening Hours

  • Opens from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Opens during Tuesday to Sunday (starting from 1st of April to 24th of December)
  • Opens daily (starting from 26th of December to 31st of March)
  • Opens during public holidays Monday (Tasmania) Year round
  • Closes during Good Friday, Anzac Day (25th of April) and Christmas Day


  • The general admission fee is for FREE. Necessary charges may apply for any special exhibitions held in the premises. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is accepting donations.


  • Dunn Place, Hobart, Australia.

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Visitor's Map

Ground Level

1. Bond Store Ground - Our living land: The upside down world encounter

2. Bond Store Basement – It has an easy access via courtyard. The place formerly served as a Government store for sin goods such as tobacco and liquors. Today, it became a gallery that exhibits Tasmanian history. Found within the area are the courtyard, temporary exhibition and event space and welcome garden.

Level 1

1. Argyle Galleries – Temporary exhibition

2. Power of Change – 20th century Tasmania

3. The Thylacine Gallery

4. Tasmania: Earth and Life – Natural sicences

5. Ningina Tunapri – Tasmanian aboriginal culture

6. Private Secretary’s Cottage (1815) – Appointment viewing

7. Link Foyer – Temporary displays

8. Bond Store 1 – Our changing land: Creating Tasmania

Level 2

1. Medals and Money

2. Islands to Ice – The Antarctic Gallery

3. Colonial art and decorative arts

4. Mid 20th century art and decorative arts

5. Decorative arts

6. Salon Gallery – Temporary exhibitions

7. Centre for Learning and Discovery – Programmed activities

8. Bond Store 2 – Our land: Parrawa, parrrawa Go away!

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Must Know Before the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

  • Visitors may take flash free pictures for their personal use. Selfie sticks or tripod are not allowed, otherwise permitted.
  • Food and drink are not allowed inside the gallery.
  • Valuable items and small personal bags must be taken inside. However, items such as backpack, large bags, umbrellas, food and drinks must be left in the designated luggage area.
  • Always put mobile phones in silent mode while inside the gallery.
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a smoke free building.

Hobart Tasmania, Australia:
Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

get directions

Hobart is the Capital of Tasmania, Australia.

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