Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmania's state museum and art gallery established in the 1840s as the museum of the Royal Society of Tasmania. The buildings and site are of historical significance and include the first purpose built museum building dated 1863, the Commissariat Store 1808, the Cottage c1810 converted 1828, the Bond Store and Court Yard and Gateway 1823, the Queen's warehouse 1874, Art Gallery 1901, Custom House 1901 and extension of 1966 and 1986. The collections include Natural Sciences (Zoology, Botany, Geology), Applied Science, Humanities (Art, Decorative Arts, Costume, Social History, Indigenous Cultures, Numismatics, Photographs, Documents and Ephemera) and Library. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery also includes the Tasmanian Herbarium.

Address: 
40 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS
Tel: 
0362114177
Hours: 
10:00 to 5:00 daily except Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Bookshop, guided tours, wheelchair access, lecture hall, Friends of Museum, Royal Society of Tasmania, children's exhibit area
Collection: 
500,000 items
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Items

Marcus's drum

Daguerreotype photograph

Murray Street, Hobart 1848

Creator:
Newland
Description:
Full plate daguerreotype in Huon pine frame
Date:
1848
Item Id Number:
Q

Oil Painting

Cupid and Psyche

Creator:
W. A. Bouguereau
Description:
Oil on canvas painting of two winged figures in gold frame
Item Id Number:
AG247

Zoological specimen

Thylacine cynocephalus "Tasmanian Tiger" pouched young

Description:
Wet stored specimen of Thylacine cynocephalus pouched young
Date:
c1900
Item Id Number:
A930-934

Geological Sample

Crocoite

Description:
Very rare mineral, colour orange, lead crocoite

Rum Corp Military Jacket

Description:
Red and yellow cut away tailed military jacket of NSW Rum Corp, silver buttons
Date:
c1805
Item Id Number:
S1978.28