Museums., Hobart

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    Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

    by bijo69 Written Jan 31, 2006

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    The Tasmanian Museum is a great place to visit on a rainy day. It's hosted in Hobart's oldest building, the Commissariat Store from 1808.
    It features some interesting exhibits on the indigenous people and the convict history of Tasmania.
    You can also watch a video of the last Thylacinus Cynocephalus, the Tasmanian Tiger, who died in the Hobart Zoo in the 1930s.
    The Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm and admission is free.

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    Free Entry: The Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

    by xuessium Updated Oct 21, 2005

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    I confess: I have NEVER been inside this museum. I always tell myself I will go see the place but something else always take my attention away.

    The museum was established by The Royal Society of Tasmania. This is the oldest Royal Society outside England and was established by Sir John Franklin, the explorer.

    If you are ever in Hobart and likes visiting museums and galleries, give this place a whirl.
    The architecture itself is worth a look.

    Opening hours (entrance 40 Macquarie Street):
    10am-5pm daily except Good Friday, ANZAC Day (25th April) and Christmas Day (25th December)

    General Admission is FREE.
    Charges are made for some special exhibitions.

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    Breakfast for a Cause at MONA

    by AusPinay Written Apr 15, 2013

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    with the former reality star Brynne Edelstein
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    The Annual Breakfast for Hope held recently at the MONA in Berriedale organised by the Fight Cancer Foundation was a roaring success with special guest Brynne Edelsten (Star of My Bedazzled Life) with around a hundred guests attending to raise funds for the John Opie House to benefit cancer patients and their families.

    We got to meet the former reality star and promoted a good cause- fighting cancer.

    The rest of my article at AUSINFORMER.COM:

    Showing up in crutches with a bandaged sore foot, Edelsten, smarting a casual outfit- peach jacket on a stripey long dress till gladly posed for photos with some of the patrons and supporters of the fund raising event.

    They hoped to raise $15,000 for the “home away from home” place in Murray Street, Hobart for Tasmanian patients and their families who have to travel to Hobart for medical treatment.

    Samantha Kanizay, one of the event’s organisers told AUSINFORMER that Brynne herself donated $2,000 to the project and around 20 local businesses and social groups served as donors among them the Caring Quilters, Frogmore Creek Wines, Invidia Hair,Southern Cross Television Network, and many more who gave prizes for the raffle held on the day.

    Major prizes included a wheelbarrow of goodies from Mitre 10 in Kingston and an autographed copy of Ron Barassi’s Autobiography. Shopping vouchers from $125 to $250 were also given by the generous sponsors-Jan and Lloyd Clark, Meadowbank Estate, Ella Bache Hobart and Alberto and Natalia Vanetti of Invidia Hair.

    Held at the Eros and Thanos rooms of the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) , guests paid $60 for single tickets and $550 for a table of ten with about 15 tables booked for this years fund raising. A wait staff said Ms Edelsten sipped some champagne and had some scrambled eggs. The blonde and buxom socialite had been in the limelight again for her “new trimmed look.”

    Brynne told this writer it was her first time to visit Tasmania and she liked it, but wouldn’t have much time to look around yet as her relatives were in Australia visiting too.

    She said she’s always been a supporter of worthy causes and projects like this event and so she didn’t hesitate to agree being involved with Breakfast for Hope.

    In the reality show “My Bedazzled Life”, the then 29-year-old wide eyed girl from Phoenix, Arizona, and Geoffrey, 69, her multimillionaire husband shared their life to the public to reveal their extraordinarily glamorous lifestyle at their luxury penthouse apartment.

    Brynne has appeared in several showbiz television programs like Dancing with the Stars and other Red Carpet affairs often resplendent in eye-catching wardrobes at the TV Week Logie Awards, the AFL Brownlow Medal and the Melbourne Cup , among others.


    MONA is a a delightful venue as aside from its wonderful exhibits, it also has accommodation packages for tourists, a winery, restaurant and pavillions for various functions. It is located at 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia.
    Contact

    +61 (3) 6277 9900
    info@mona.net.au
    Opening Hours

    Wed-Mon
    10am-6pm

    Website-http://www.mona.net.au/

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    Tasmania Museum

    by iandsmith Written Mar 15, 2009

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    Lovely aesthetic lines

    This beautiful sandstone museum down by Constitution Dock was established by The Royal Society of Tasmania. This is the oldest Royal Society outside England and was established by Sir John Franklin, the famous explorer.
    If you are in Hobart and visiting museums is your go, give this place a whirl.

    Opening hours :
    10am-5pm daily except Good Friday, ANZAC Day (25th April) and Christmas Day (25th December)

    General Admission is FREE.
    Charges are made for some special exhibitions.

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    Phone: 61-3-62114177
    Address: 40 Macquarie Street, GPO Box 1164, Hobart
    Directions: Right by the jetties/docks.
    Website: http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/
    Other Contact: email: tmagmail@tmag.tas.gov.au

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    Maritime Museum

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 11, 2003

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    We found this a most informative and worthwhile museum. It gave us a better feel of Hobart and especially its history, which we didn't have until we went here.
    The tour is self guided with printed out information, so you can wander through at your leisure.

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    Zoodoo Wildlife Park

    by AusPinay Written May 11, 2013

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    This place is amazing, the main attraction are the cute meercats but the best part of the visit is hands on experience feeding and touching the animals.

    Aside from the meercats, you get to ride a open top safari bus with a driver and helper who also serve as tour guide and gives a great experience feeding the larger animals like the very wild emus, camels, llamas, kangaroos, etc. Small animals are also available to cuddle like the guinea pigs, rabbits, etc. They have tigers, lions and giraffes too. It may be a small zoo but trust me, your visit will be memorable!

    It's a lovely place, far from the noisy city and with wide open spaces. It is clean too and has picnic areas and toilets, a cafe and souvenir shop.

    Just be aware that it is in a dirt road so four wheel driving is advisable. There was a blackout when we were there but we still enjoyed ourselves. So take your own food as we were not able to taste the nice pies on display as they cannot heat them up. It was also a very windy time when we were there so make sure your wear ample warm clothes or wind breakers.

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  • MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

    by EddyB Written Oct 3, 2011

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    Possible the best museum and art gallery in Australia! The largest private collection of art and artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere. And it is located in a vineyard only a few miles from Hobart CBD - BLISS.
    Art, Artifacts, vineyard, restaurant, cafe, wine tasting, beer tasting, bar
    You can take a ferry from the docks in Hobart , spend a day there...

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    Channel Heritage Centre

    by AusPinay Written Aug 11, 2013
    very educational little museum
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    Find out more about the history of the channel region/Kingsborough Council areas in this quaint but interesting museum. For just a donation, you can browse through the various exhibits and take a walk in time as the region developed - its culture, the livelihood that flourished, how people lived, etc.

    First sighted by European explorers - Abel Janzoon Tasman the first Dutchman in 1642 - Tasmania and the Channel has been visited by a number of explorers.

    Not least is Bruni d’Entrecasteaux who lends his name to the channel itself and the island which forms its eastern shore.

    Details:

    Open daily 10am till 4pm

    (except Christmas Day and Easter Friday)

    Free entry

    Bring your family and friends for a day of superb historical and social signifiacne and learning for all of you!

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    Wooden Boat Festival 2013

    by iandsmith Written Feb 18, 2013
    Love letters in the sand
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    This festival is becoming ever more popular. Shame it's only every second year but, that's better than nothing.
    The array of craft has to be seen to be believed. Personally I'm not a boat fanatic but you can't help but be taken in by the general festivity of the place and the passion of the wooden boat people.
    My personal favourite is always the lady playing the piano on the back of a wooden boat, this time accompanied by a washboard player and a piano accordion and mostly singing "Love Letters in The Sand".
    There's always a few multiple masted vessels and really odd stuff. For me, the odd stuff award was between "Notorious" from Geelong and a replica Viking craft from Russia, both way out there.

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