The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

TMAG entrance

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery was established in 1846, by the Royal Society of Tasmania, the oldest Royal Society outside England. The museum is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium which houses the State Collection of Tasmania.

Among the many masterpieces and historical objects in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the following are some highlights:

  • ‘The Baily flag’, 1914
  • Hamilton Inn couch c. 1820
  • The Thylacine
  • Colonial Arts
  • Tasmanian Fauna

To help you better appreciate the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the following guides will be helpful:

  • Masterpieces & Historical Objects of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                      Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Established:            1843
  • Type:                        Historical museum, Art Gallery and Herbarium
  • Location:                  Dunn Place, Hobart, Tasmania
  • City:                           Hobart

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“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.” Renzo Piano

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Photo Credit: By JTdale (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons