W.L. Crowther Library

W.L. Crowther Library

The W.L Crowther Library is one of the State Library of Tasmania's heritage collections. Though primarily a library collection, it includes significant museum collections, especially relating to whaling, medical history and Tasmanian history.

It has a wonderful collection of scrimshaw, the mariner's art of carving on bone, and a few items are always on display.

Address: 
State Library of Tasmania, 91 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS
Tel: 
0362337474
Hours: 
9.30am-6pm, Mon-Wed and Fri, 1pm-9pm Thu
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, copying facilities and services
Collection: 
Approximately 14,000 library items, 1900 photo/albums, 270 artworks and 350 objects/groups of objects
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