List of museums in Tasmania

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This list of museums in Tasmania, Australia, contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries.

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Name Location Area Type Summary
Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts Hobart Library Part of the State Library of Tasmania, 19th century period rooms, changing exhibits of art and history from its collections
Australasian Golf Museum Bothwell Sport website
Avoca Museum Avoca Local Located in a historic school building[1]
Bark Mill Museum Swansea North West History website, 19th century life
Bass & Flinders Centre George Town North Maritime website
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre Beaconsfield Northern Mining Former gold mine with buildings and equipment
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration Adventure Bay History website, located on Bruny Island, specialised collection relating to various explorations in the South Pacific
Burnie Regional Art Gallery Burnie North West Art website,
Burnie Regional Museum Burnie North West History website, Features a Federation Street (complete with a saddler and boot maker’s shop, a blacksmith’s forge, printer, photographer and even a dentist), an extensive photographic collection and temporary exhibitions.
Carnegie Gallery Hobart Art website, city art gallery
Cascades Female Factory Hobart Prison Former Australian workhouse for female convicts in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land
Channel Heritage Centre Margate Local website, local history, industries, community life about the D'Entrecasteaux Channel surrounds
Clarendon House (Evandale, Tasmania) Evandale Northern Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Cygnet Living History Museum Cygnet Huon Valley History Cygnet Living History Museum At Collections Australia
Deloraine and District Folk Museum Deloraine Local information, local pioneer history
Design Centre Tasmania Launceston North Art website, area contemporary craft and design in wood
Derwent Valley Railway New Norfolk Railway Heritage railway, currently not operational
Devonport Maritime Museum and Historical Society Devonport North West Maritime website
Devonport Regional Gallery Devonport North West Art website
Don River Railway Don North West Railway Heritage railway and museum
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site Eaglehawk Neck Military website, restored officer's quarters and remains of former fort for the Port Arthur penal settlement
Entally House Hadspen Historic house Early 19th century estate house with collection of Regency furniture and fine silver, gardens, a greenhouse, a chapel, a coach house and stables
Forest EcoCentre Scottsdale Natural history website, operated by Forestry Tasmania, forestry and natural history of forests
Franklin House (Launceston, Tasmania) Launceston Northern Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia
Furneaux Museum Flinders Island Local website
Galley Museum Queenstown Mining Photographs and relics of the mining communities of the past
Geeveston Forest & Heritage Center Geeveston Forestry Photographs, relics and interactive displays about early settlement and forestry in Far South Tasmania
Grote Reber Museum Cambridge Science Life and work of astronomer Grote Reber, tour of the Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory
Home Hill Devonport North West Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, 20th century home of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons
Huon Valley Apple and Heritage Museum Grove Agriculture website, Tasmania 's apple industry
Imaginarium Science Centre Devonport North West Science website, hands-on science displays
John Elliott Classics Museum Hobart Archaeology website, operated by the University of Tasmania, art and culture of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greece, Etruria and Rome
Latrobe Courthouse Museum Latrobe North West Local website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, local history displays
Launceston Tramway Museum Launceston North Transport website, historic trams
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum Low Head Maritime website
Markree Museum Hobart Historic house website, operated by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, exhibitions of Tasmanian history and period rooms, changing exhibitions featuring art and decorative arts
Maritime Museum of Tasmania Hobart Maritime Tasmania's association with the sea, ships and shipbuilding
Military Museum of Tasmania Hobart Military Located within Anglesea Barracks
Museum of Old and New Art Hobart Art Includes antiquities, modern and contemporary art
Narryna Heritage Museum Hobart Historic house website, 19th century period wealthy merchant family's house
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania Launceston Northern Transport website, automobiles, motorcycles, Tasmanian Motor Sport Hall of Fame
Norfolk Plains Heritage Centre Longford Local website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, local history displays, historic Masonic lodge
Oak Lodge (Richmond, Tasmania) Richmond Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, features 19th century surgeon's office
Old Hobart Town Richmond Historic house website, model village depicting life in Hobart as it was in the 1820s
Pearns Steam World Westbury North Technology website, steam engines, tractors, equipment and memorabilia
Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site Hobart Prison Former maximum security prison for males and females with chapel and courts
Plimsoll Gallery Hobart Art website, operated by the University of Tasmania, innovative local, national and international contemporary art and design
Port Arthur Historic Sites Port Arthur Open air Includes a penitentiary, dock, church, hospital, 19th century period houses
Richmond Gaol Richmond Prison
Runnymede (Hobart, Tasmania) Hobart Historic house website, operated by the National Trust of Australia, 19th century whaling family's house
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston North Multiple Includes colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural history displays
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Inveresk North Multiple Tasmania's social and natural history including dinosaurs, railway transport, geology, local history
Salamanca Arts Centre Hobart Art Includes several galleries
Salmon Ponds Plenty North Natural history website, trout hatchery, museum of trout fishing
Suzanne Charleston Gallery Ulverstone North West Art Gallery Small exclusive Art Gallery overlooking Leven River, fine art, photography, glass & timber creations, fabric designs, exquisite jewellery website
Tasman Historical Museum and Cafe Taranna History Facebook site, cafe with local historical artefacts on display
Tasmanian Cricket Museum Hobart Sports website, located in Blundstone Arena
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart Multiple History of Tasmania through every era, geology, natural history, Tasmania's indigenous population, Antarctica, numismatic display, art gallery
Tasmanian Police Museum Hobart Tasmania Police History of the Tasmanian police force, run by the Tasmania Police Historical Group[2]
Tasmanian Transport Museum Glenorchy Transport Railway equipment, buses, road vehicles, steam engines
Tasmanian Wool Centre Ross History website, retail store, museum with local history exhibits and history of the Tasmanian wool industry
Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum Devonport North West Culture information, history, cultures and art of Tasmanian Aboriginal people
University of Tasmania Galleries Hobart, Launceston and Burnie Art information, works from the Fine Art Collection on exhibit in the Hobart’s Plimsoll Gallery, the Academy Gallery in Launceston, and the Atrium Gallery at the Cradle Coast, and on each campus
Vintage Tractor Shed Museum Westbury North Technology information, restored vintage tractors and machinery
Waddamana Power Stations Waddamana Technology Equipment and science behind the former power generating station
Watch House Museum George Town North Prison information, former prison and local history exhibits
Wooden Boat Centre Franklin Maritime website, history of boatbuilding and water transport
Woodsdale Museum Levendale North History website, includes 19th century period house and historic school
Woolmers Estate Longford Open air 19th century farm estate including outbuildings, gardens
West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan West History website, dedicated to the history and pioneers of the West Coast of Tasmania.

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  1. ^ "Avoca Museum and Information Centre". Discover Tasmania. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Facebook site". Tasmania Police Historical Group. Retrieved 23 February 2015.