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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery provides visitors with an insight into the celebrated history of Tasmania.

Positioned in Hobart’s CBD near the waterfront, the museum showcases an array of Tasmanian artefacts and artwork, including an Aboriginal Gallery and Antarctica exhibition.

Grab a bit to eat at the café and shop, and be sure to take the kids to the children’s discovery centre.

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Where:5 Argyle Street, Hobart
Phone:(03) 6211 4134
Website:Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Email:tmagmail@tmag.tas.gov.au
Tasmanian Transport Museum
Tasmanian Transport Museum

The Tasmanian Transport Museum has several buildings which exhibit railway locomotives, carriages, wagons, trams, trolley buses, motor buses and steam engines.

On display also is a collection of historical items including photographs which give context to early transportation.

Twice a month train trips are run from the museum, where visitors have the opportunity to ride onboard the steam locomotive and DP class diesel railmotor.

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Where:The museum is located off Anfield Street, Glenorchy, and is opposite the Northgate shopping centre in Hobart.
Open:Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 1:00 pm until at least 4:00 pm. The museum opens from 11am on steam train running days.
Admission:Admission on train ride days is $8.00 adults and $4.00 children (includes unlimited train rides), and on non-operating days, admission is $6.00 adults and $3.00 children.
Phone:0428 386 843
Website:Tasmanian Transport Museum
Email:ttms@railtasmania.com
Federation Chocolate & Heritage Museum
Federation Chocolate & Heritage Museum

Discover the art of chocolate making at Federation Chocolate, located 75 minutes from Hobart.

This family-owned business allows visitors to watch the chocolate makings process through viewing windows, and taste samples of these sweet delights.

The Federation Heritage Museum provides an insight into Tasmania’s convict history, and has a collection of historical artefacts and memorabilia on display including tools used by early settlers.

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Where:2 South Street, Taranna, Tasmania
Phone:03 6250 3435
Website:Federation Chocolate & Heritage Museum
Australia's Antarctic Headquarters
Australia's Antarctic Headquarters

Australia’s Antarctic Headquarters is placed in the historic city of Hobart and houses a historic collection of photographs and models exhibiting Antarctic research activities.

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Where:Channel Highway, Kingston Tasmania
Open:Open Monday - Friday (excluding Public Holidays): 8.30 - 4.30.
Phone:(03) 6232 3212
Website:Australia's Antarctic Headquarters

Tasmania is rich in heritage, with a large number of leading museums across the State exhibiting rare artefacts and memorabilia depicting both pre-European and convict settlement history.

Below is a collection of some of the popular museums that are worth visiting while in Tasmania. Although not an all-inclusive list, this guide is a good start as to where one can get a taste of Tasmania’s profound history.

Don River Railway
Don River Railway

See Tasmania's largest collection of trains at the Don River Railway in Devonport.

Climb on board a vintage steam train and enjoy a 30 minute round trip, before returning to explore the museum and workshop.

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Where:Forth Road at Don Village, Devonport.
Phone:03 6424 6335
Website:Don River Railway
Email:donriver@donriverrailway.com.au
Copping Colonial and Convict Collection
Copping Colonial and Convict Collection

There are over 10,000 items on display in the Copping Colonial and Convict Collection.

Items date back to the 1800s and depict everyday living of early settlers through to modern living of today.

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Where:2217 Arthur Highway, Copping
Phone:03 6253 5373
Website:Copping Museum
Devonport Maritime Museum
Devonport Maritime Museum

Learn about the history of the Bass Strait passenger and vehicle ferry, see displays of shop models and artefacts at Tasmania’s Davenport Maritime Museum.

Visitors to this Battery Point museum can view a collection of photographs, paintings, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia relating to Tasmania maritime history.

The museum has photocopying facilities onsite for visitors wishing to make copies of records.

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Where:103 Hampden Road, Battery Point
Open:Open: Tuesday - Sunday (Mondays by appointment), Summer Hours (October to March): 10.00am to 4.30pm, Winter Hours (April to September): 10.00am. to 4.00pm.
Admission:Adults $5.00, Children $2.00, Families $10.00
Phone:03 6424 7100
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