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Queen Victoria Museum

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The Queen Victoria Museum  should be on the top of your places to go in Launceston if you are interested in Tasmanian history, heritage and natural sciencees, they even have a Planetarium. It is Australia’s largest regional museum and is situated on two key sites: the museum at Inveresk and the art gallery at Royal Park and is proudly operated by the Launceston City Council.

Queen Victoria Museum is located in the cultural precinct of Inveresk in a 1870s era railway workshop, with the University of Tasmania’s Visual and Performing Arts centre right next-door. It has a number of exhibition spaces for permanent and touring shows. The Inveresk site is home to the preserved railway workshops and a permanent exhibition called Tasmanian Connections, revealing a range of stories from the Museum’s social history and natural science collections. Visitors can see dinosaurs, death masks, planes soaring high above and artefacts from Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck, the Sydney Cove.

If you travelling with kids the museum has a range of hands-on education and interactive science exhibits at the Phenomena Factory – for kids of all ages! There are also immersive exhibits located in The Blacksmith ShopTransforming the Island and at the Planterium.

The free Tiger Bus links the two which is a sustainable transport initiative run by the Launceston City Council. The Tiger Bus is available throughout the day to provide easy access to the Queen Victoria Museum, Art Gallery and Planetarium and other Launceston City Council attractions. Click here for the Tiger Bus route information or please call +61 3 6323 3000 for more information.

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Islands – A Speculation

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A unique collaboration between three artists whose combined expressions form a commanding voice.
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Faces of Launceston

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documenting the City of Launceston via portraits of its people.
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Beds Books and Bandages

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125 years of quality nurse education in northern Tasmania.
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Habits and Habitat

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Queen Victoria Museum

2 Invermay Road, Invermay, Tasmania, Australia

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