May 3, 2019

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston is located in two sites, with the Museum at Inveresk and the Art Gallery at Royal Park. A few minutes drive or a short 20 minute walk will take you between the two locations, along the Tamar and North Esk rivers. There is also a Tiger bus available for easy access between the museum and art gallery.

The museum and art gallery are open 363 days of the year, from 10am to 4pm, and are a fun and educational outing for the whole family.

The collection has been developed since 1842, and includes important works of history, sciences, arts and culture. The museum was opened in 1891 and the early collection focused on the natural sciences, but it has since developed to provide works and educational experiences in many areas.

In between checking out the history and art on display, you can stop at the cafes, one at each location, with hot food and beverages available.

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So what can you look forward to in 2018 at The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery?

From the 17th of February 2018, the Queen Victoria Art Gallery will have on display "Our Chinese Treasures: The Wong Collection". This collection was a gift to the museum from Professor Wong Shiu Hon and Mrs Nancy Wong, and includes Chinese antiquities such as ceramics, glass and wooden items, dating back to Neolithic pottery, and other items right up to the 20th century. The collection adds great value to the museums Chinese cultural antiquities collection.

From 17 March until 3 June 2016, the Queen Victoria Museum will display "Mystery Walls - A Display for All Ages", which will include works donated as part of a fundraiser for StGiles children’s disability services. The collection includes a rare 10th Century Viking sword!

These are only two upcoming collections, but The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery always has new and interesting things for you to discover. Both sites are accessible to wheelchair users.