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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

About Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

As the second-oldest museum in Australia, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is a symbol of Tasmania’s proud heritage. Founded by the Royal Society of Tasmania in 1843 on Argyle & Macquarie Streets, TMAG gradually expanded to encompass an entire city block as it safeguarded our culture for future generations. Serving both as a museum and art gallery with herbarium capabilities, this celebrated institution helps ensure everyone can appreciate Tasmania’s natural beauty and cultural identity through preservation today!

TMAG is a hub of immense historical significance, housing three vital heritage buildings in its precinct: the 1808-10 Commissariat Store, one of Tasmania’s oldest public constructions; the Private Secretary’s Cottage prior to 1815 previously attached to Government House and more recently, 1902 Customs House – an iconic marker for Australia becoming its own nation. Not only does it care for our State Collections honouring 800,000 objects such as fossils and fine artworks alike, but it also strives towards meaningful cultural understanding amongst Tasmanians!


What to do at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

At TMAG, there’s something for everyone! From families looking to learn more about Tasmania and its history or art enthusiasts wanting an enriching experience, the museum is a diverse hub of discovery. Spread across 2,000 square metres packed with public and exhibition spaces, marvel at all that awaits you in this wonderland of knowledge.

Explore the dynamic art and history showcased at TMAG! From guided tours to self-guided galleries, discover our free exhibitions that celebrate cultural heritage in all its forms. Make sure you make a visit between April 1st through December 24th on Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm or during public holiday Mondays year round. Pause for some reflection this Anzac Day as we take time off to honor tradition.

Explore Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) to discover the diversity of its permanent collections, travelling exhibitions, and special displays. With a focus on Aboriginal Culture as well as Quality Tourism Accreditation from Australian Museums & Galleries Association among other services like family-friendly amenities, free WiFi access point and more – an enriching experience awaits!


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