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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: a digital glimpse of past, present and future, 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart

 - Check out the Open Doors - TMAG video (1:11)

The renewal of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is an ambitious project to redevelop this nationally significant precinct.

The TMAG site was home to the Mouheneenner people for thousands of years before the first permanent European settlement in 1804. The proposed $200 million renewal will allow the visitor to connect with its significance as an Aboriginal area as well as exploring its European heritage.

The renewal is an exhilarating challenge for the architects, engineers and artisans involved in blending the past, present and future in their designs and addressing the functional needs of a twenty-first century museum and art gallery.

Heritage Experience

Join the TMAG team as they take you on a virtual tour of the new museum through the use of digital animation developed especially for the project. The team will then answer questions about the renewal project before guiding participants on a tour of the present TMAG site. Both the virtual and physical tours will provide a sense of the site's historic relationship with Sullivans Cove.

The tour will include the Bond Store and Private Secretary's Cottage as well as the original shoreline and escarpment before getting a bird's-eye view of the site from the rooftop of the 1966 building.

Opening Times

Saturday, 29 May 2010

The tour commences at 2pm with a 15 minute talk followed by 45 minute guided tour.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

Contact Anna Hawkes at TMAG directly on 6211 4177 or email

The meeting point is the TMAG Courtyard. Please arrive 10 minutes before the talk begins.

Please note the tour includes uneven floors and inconsistent stairs. A reasonable level of mobility, fitness and sensible shoes are essential.