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Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

About Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

As a living memorial to the extraordinary 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, this replica stands proudly on Hobart’s waterfront. Not only does it pay tribute to those who dared and persevered against all odds more than a century ago but serves as an educational facility that promotes their legacy while raising funds for ongoing conservation of Cape Denison’s historic buildings.

Step back in time with a visit to Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum. A perfect mirror of the original, this replica was lovingly crafted using hundreds of photographs and measurements captured by carpenters who worked on the conservation of the huts at Cape Denison. Authentic Baltic Pine cladding and flooring sourced from Scandinavia match that was provided for Mawson over 100 years ago, allowing visitors an accurate reproduction of every saw cut and corner. Revel in history as you take part in a unique journey through Australia’s past!

Mawson's Hut Replica

What to do at Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

Located in Hobart on the waterfront, The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum celebrates Douglas Mawson and his courageous Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14. Through an array of exhibitions and artifacts, visitors can gain a deep understanding into what it was like for explorers to brave two excruciating polar winters spent living amongst icy blizzards at Cape Denison on Commonwealth Bay. An initiative by the Mawson’s Hut Foundation aims to ensure this unique part of history is not forgotten as they strive towards protecting these historical huts from wind gusts up to 200 km per hour!

Mawsons Huts Replica commemorates the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, reflecting Sir Douglas Mawson’s monumental achievements in East Antarctica and Australia (and Hobart)’s strong connection with it. This award-winning museum is an exact replica that offers a compelling insight into our nation’s past adventure discovery.

The Replica

One local company in Hobart that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Solar Power Hobart

Address: 100-102 Hopkins St, Moonah TAS 7009

Telephone: (03) 6144 4077