The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is Australia’s largest regional museum. It features two destinations in Launceston – a former 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk, which houses the Natural Science and History collections; and the refurbished Royal Park building on Wellington Street, where visitors can see work from the Fine Art and Decorative Arts collections.
Of special note at the Art Gallery is the exhibition The First Tasmanians: our story, which celebrates the Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their life on the island dating back over 40,000 years.
There is also the Guan-Di temple, which houses a collection of Chinese antiquities and ceremonial objects and was established by Chinese miners in the 19th century.
The Museum also houses the permanent exhibition Tasmanian Connections, which includes a feature on the tragic extinction of the thylacine or Tasmanian tiger.
2 Invermay Road, Invermay 7248
Tel: +613 6323 3777
Images courtesy of QVMAG