The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is Australia’s largest regional museum. It features two destinations within Launceston – a former 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk, which houses the Natural Science and History collections; and within the refurbished Royal Park building on Wellington Street, visitors can see artworks from the Fine Art and Decorative Arts collections.
Of special note is the exhibition The World Inside: 125 years of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, which features significant items, some of which date back thousands of years. The exhibition pays tribute to the first full-time curator and longest serving director, Herbert Hedley Scott. Artworks by his great granddaughter, Dr Mary Scott, are also on display.
Key items in the exhibition include: a Samurai helmet that appeared in the museum s first display, 19th century animal taxidermy, beautiful mineral samples, ancient collections including the head of an Egyptian mummy and Scott’s binocular microscope. On display until 23 October 2016.
Museum: 2 Invermay Road, Inveresk 7248
Gallery: 2 Wellington Street, Launceston 7250
Tel: +613 6323 3777