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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Feb 14

About Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Nestled on the banks of Hobart's waterfront lies a treasure trove of scientific and artistic treasures - the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Steeped in history and cultural significance, this museum is the second oldest of its kind in Australia. The museum's origins can be traced back to the Royal Society of Tasmania, established in 1843. Since then, the TMAG has become a leading cultural institution, preserving and showcasing Tasmanian culture's rich heritage and diversity. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or simply curious about the world around you, a visit to the TMAG is an absolute must.

The Museum's collection is a comprehensive and in-depth portrayal of Tasmania's rich history, from its prehistoric geological evolution to modern times. It offers visitors an impressive array of exhibits that brings to life the different eras the island has experienced. The collection takes visitors on a journey of Tasmania's past, exploring the protohistory display from the inter-glacial periods, the local fauna, British settlement, the colonial period, Tasmania's past as a penal colony, and more. The art gallery also has a fine collection of Colonial and Contemporary Art that exhibits the island's cultural richness throughout history. The Museum's attention to detail in presenting Tasmania's past makes it a must-visit attraction for anyone looking to learn about Tasmania's amazing history.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

What to do at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Located in Tasmania, TMAG offers an unforgettable experience to visitors of all interests and ages. Whether you are a family looking for an educational experience, a tourist curious about Tasmania's history or an art lover, TMAG is the perfect destination. With over 2,000 square metres of public and exhibition spaces to explore, there is so much to discover here. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join the free guided tours or browse the galleries to experience TMAG's rich blend of permanent collections, touring and temporary exhibitions, and special displays. This museum is a true gem that offers something unique to every visitor.

When you step into the museum, the history and stories of Tasmania come alive. But did you know that it was officially created in 1848? That's right; the museum has been around for over 170 years! The collections it holds, however, date much earlier. The Royal Society of Tasmania, the Mechanics' Institution of Hobart, the Van Diemen's Land Agricultural Society, and the Van Diemen's Land Scientific Society all tried establishing museums before 1848. The Mechanics Institution had the most success, but we don't know much about what happened to the other attempts. Nevertheless, the museum we have now is a testament to the resilience and dedication of those who came before us. Explore the halls and see for yourself the wonders of Tasmania's past and present.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

One local company in Hobart that is involved in this tourist attraction site is:

Website: Hobart Bathroom Renovations Experts

Address: 199 New Town Rd, New Town TAS 7008

Phone: (03) 6152 6136

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