List of museums in Tasmania

This list of museums in Tasmania, Australia, contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries.

Name Location Area Type Summary
Allport Library and Museum of Fine ArtsHobartLibraryPart of the State Library of Tasmania, 19th century period rooms, changing exhibits of art and history from its collections
Australasian Golf MuseumBothwellSportwebsite
Avoca MuseumAvocaLocalLocated in a historic school building[1]
Bark Mill MuseumSwanseaNorth WestHistorywebsite, 19th century life
Bass & Flinders CentreGeorge TownNorthMaritimewebsite
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage CentreBeaconsfieldNorthernMiningFormer gold mine with buildings and equipment
Bligh Museum of Pacific ExplorationAdventure BayHistorywebsite, located on Bruny Island, specialised collection relating to various explorations in the South Pacific
Burnie Regional Art GalleryBurnieNorth WestArtwebsite,
Burnie Regional MuseumBurnieNorth WestHistorywebsite, Features a Federation Street (complete with a saddler and boot maker’s shop, a blacksmith’s forge, printer, photographer and even a dentist), an extensive photographic collection and temporary exhibitions.
Carnegie GalleryHobartArtwebsite, city art gallery
Cascades Female FactoryHobartPrisonFormer Australian workhouse for female convicts in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land
Channel Heritage CentreMargateLocalwebsite, local history, industries, community life about the D'Entrecasteaux Channel surrounds
Clarendon House (Evandale, Tasmania)EvandaleNorthernHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Cygnet Living History MuseumCygnetHuon ValleyHistoryCygnet Living History Museum At Collections Australia
Deloraine and District Folk MuseumDeloraineLocalinformation, local pioneer history
Design Centre TasmaniaLauncestonNorthArtwebsite, area contemporary craft and design in wood
Derwent Valley RailwayNew NorfolkRailwayHeritage railway, currently not operational
Devonport Maritime Museum and Historical SocietyDevonportNorth WestMaritimewebsite
Devonport Regional GalleryDevonportNorth WestArtwebsite
Don River RailwayDonNorth WestRailwayHeritage railway and museum
Eaglehawk Neck Historic SiteEaglehawk NeckMilitarywebsite, restored officer's quarters and remains of former fort for the Port Arthur penal settlement
Entally HouseHadspenHistoric houseEarly 19th century estate house with collection of Regency furniture and fine silver, gardens, a greenhouse, a chapel, a coach house and stables
Forest EcoCentreScottsdaleNatural historywebsite, operated by Forestry Tasmania, forestry and natural history of forests
Franklin House (Launceston, Tasmania)LauncestonNorthernHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Furneaux MuseumFlinders IslandLocalwebsite
Galley MuseumQueenstownMiningPhotographs and relics of the mining communities of the past
Geeveston Forest & Heritage CenterGeevestonForestryPhotographs, relics and interactive displays about early settlement and forestry in Far South Tasmania
Grote Reber MuseumCambridgeScienceLife and work of astronomer Grote Reber, tour of the Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory
Home HillDevonportNorth WestHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust of Australia, 20th century home of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons
Huon Valley Apple and Heritage MuseumGroveAgriculturewebsite, Tasmania 's apple industry
Imaginarium Science CentreDevonportNorth WestSciencewebsite, hands-on science displays
John Elliott Classics MuseumHobartArchaeologywebsite, operated by the University of Tasmania, art and culture of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greece, Etruria and Rome
Latrobe Courthouse MuseumLatrobeNorth WestLocalwebsite, operated by the National Trust of Australia, local history displays
Launceston Tramway MuseumLauncestonNorthTransportwebsite, historic trams
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime MuseumLow HeadMaritimewebsite
Markree MuseumHobartHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, exhibitions of Tasmanian history and period rooms, changing exhibitions featuring art and decorative arts
Maritime Museum of TasmaniaHobartMaritimeTasmania's association with the sea, ships and shipbuilding
Military Museum of TasmaniaHobartMilitaryLocated within Anglesea Barracks
Museum of Old and New ArtHobartArtIncludes antiquities, modern and contemporary art
Narryna Heritage MuseumHobartHistoric housewebsite, 19th century period wealthy merchant family's house
National Automobile Museum of TasmaniaLauncestonNorthernTransportwebsite, automobiles, motorcycles, Tasmanian Motor Sport Hall of Fame
Norfolk Plains Heritage CentreLongfordLocalwebsite, operated by the National Trust of Australia, local history displays, historic Masonic lodge
Oak Lodge (Richmond, Tasmania)RichmondHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust of Australia, features 19th century surgeon's office
Old Hobart TownRichmondHistoric housewebsite, model village depicting life in Hobart as it was in the 1820s
Pearns Steam WorldWestburyNorthTechnologywebsite, steam engines, tractors, equipment and memorabilia
Penitentiary Chapel Historic SiteHobartPrisonFormer maximum security prison for males and females with chapel and courts
Plimsoll GalleryHobartArtwebsite, operated by the University of Tasmania, innovative local, national and international contemporary art and design
Port Arthur Historic SitesPort ArthurOpen airIncludes a penitentiary, dock, church, hospital, 19th century period houses
Richmond GaolRichmondPrison
Runnymede (Hobart, Tasmania)HobartHistoric housewebsite, operated by the National Trust of Australia, 19th century whaling family's house
Queen Victoria Museum and Art GalleryLauncestonNorthMultipleIncludes colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural history displays
Queen Victoria Museum and Art GalleryInvereskNorthMultipleTasmania's social and natural history including dinosaurs, railway transport, geology, local history
Salamanca Arts CentreHobartArtIncludes several galleries
Salmon PondsPlentyNorthNatural historywebsite, trout hatchery, museum of trout fishing
Suzanne Charleston GalleryUlverstoneNorth WestArt GallerySmall exclusive Art Gallery overlooking Leven River, fine art, photography, glass & timber creations, fabric designs, exquisite jewellery website
Tasman Historical Museum and CafeTarannaHistoryFacebook site, cafe with local historical artefacts on display
Tasmanian Cricket MuseumHobartSportswebsite, located in Blundstone Arena
Tasmanian Museum and Art GalleryHobartMultipleHistory of Tasmania through every era, geology, natural history, Tasmania's indigenous population, Antarctica, numismatic display, art gallery
Tasmanian Police MuseumHobartTasmania PoliceHistory of the Tasmanian police force, run by the Tasmania Police Historical Group[2]
Tasmanian Transport MuseumGlenorchyTransportRailway equipment, buses, road vehicles, steam engines
Tasmanian Wool CentreRossHistorywebsite, retail store, museum with local history exhibits and history of the Tasmanian wool industry
Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and MuseumDevonportNorth WestCultureinformation, history, cultures and art of Tasmanian Aboriginal people
University of Tasmania GalleriesHobart, Launceston and BurnieArtinformation, works from the Fine Art Collection on exhibit in the Hobart’s Plimsoll Gallery, the Academy Gallery in Launceston, and the Atrium Gallery at the Cradle Coast, and on each campus
Vintage Tractor Shed MuseumWestburyNorthTechnologyinformation, restored vintage tractors and machinery
Waddamana Power StationsWaddamanaTechnologyEquipment and science behind the former power generating station
Watch House MuseumGeorge TownNorthPrisoninformation, former prison and local history exhibits
Wooden Boat CentreFranklinMaritimewebsite, history of boatbuilding and water transport
Woodsdale MuseumLevendaleNorthHistorywebsite, includes 19th century period house and historic school
Woolmers EstateLongfordOpen air19th century farm estate including outbuildings, gardens
West Coast Heritage CentreZeehanWestHistorywebsite, dedicated to the history and pioneers of the West Coast of Tasmania.

See also


  1. "Avoca Museum and Information Centre". Discover Tasmania. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. "Facebook site". Tasmania Police Historical Group. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
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