Tasmania

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Aboriginal shell necklaces

Shell necklace making is one of the few surviving traditional Aboriginal crafts in Tasmania. There are only a handful of Aboriginal women who are still actively making the necklaces.

Tasmanian wood design

Tasmania is not only home to a selection of unusual and precious timbers, but also to several people who make beautiful things from them.

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Alpenrail Swiss Model Village and Railway

Alpenrail is a display of about 200 square metres, featuring the the scenery of the Bernese Alps. Alpine villages, rivers, lakes among the forests, the railways and culture, are all presented with a background of lively Swiss music.

Devonport Gallery and Arts Centre

This regional public art museum is housed in a converted historic church in the heart of Devonport. It has a predominantly 20th century collection of fine and decorative art and craft, with an emphasis on work by Tasmanian artists and crafts people.

Runnymede House

Runnymede an 1840's sandstone Regency villa surrounded by elegant lawns and gardens, focuses on aspects of Southern Tasmania's history. Today, as a house museum, it makes a strong statement about domestic life in the colony in the 1860's.

Eric Thomas Galley Museum

Created by Mr. Eric Thomas. The main feature of the Gallery Museum is its Photographic collection dating from 1890's. It shows people and places on the west coast of Tasmania, with an extensive display on the mount Lyell diaster, which claimed 42 lives.

Furneaux Museum

The museum is a cluster of seven buildings which are themselves exhibits e.g.. One is 'Dryazell' (on its original site), one time private school and residence of first government subsidised teacher on Flinders Island.

National Trust of Australia ,Tasmania

The National Trust properties are an integral part of Tasmania's unique heritage. They are maintained by the National Trust for your inspection and enjoyment. Take the time to visit these Properties and experience Tasmania's historic past first hand.

Clarendon

Clarendon, one of the great Georgian houses of Australia, was completed in 1838 for the wealthy woolgrower and merchant, James Cox. He was the second son of William Cox who pioneered the first road over the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

Entally House

The most historic of the Trust houses, Entally is thought to have been built in 1819 by Thomas Haydock Reibey, the eldest son of Mary & Thomas Reibey of Sydney.

Design Centre, Tasmania

The Tasmanian Wood Design Collection brings together the beauty of Tasmania's natural timber resources and the design skills of the State's fine craftspeople through a strategy which has brought international acclaim to the Island and Australia.

Community History Centre - Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Inveresk

The Community History Collection is part of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. It can be accessed via the database. There are also printed guides of some parts of the Collection. All secondary material is available without appointment.

Lady Franklin Gallery

This is the art gallery of the Art Society of Tasmania. It displays changing exhibitions of art by members of the Society.

Tasmania Distillery Museum

History and story of whisky making in Tasmania as part of a working distilleryInformative display - active distillery, distilling single malt whisky 7 days a week. Museum contains an original colonial still from midwoods distillery circa 1830

Moonah Arts Centre

Operated by the Glenorchy City Council, the Centre provides a large exhibition space. It also offers workshop facilities for community groups and artists.

John Elliot Classics Museum

Founded by Professor John Elliot in 1954, the Classics Museum has grown to comprise a substantial collection of antiquities including representative examples of art and artefacts of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Etruria and Rome.

Australian Antarctic Division Display

The display in the foyer of the headquarters of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) contains artefacts from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. The focus is on Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) from 1947 onwards and current Antarctic research.

Salamanca Arts Centre Inc

In the heart of Hobart's historic Salamanca Place behind the walls of five impressive Georgian warehouses and one historic cottage is one of the most exciting, lively and innovative art centres in Australia.

Latrobe Bicycle Race Club Museum

Collection of 100yrs of carnival programs, photos of competitors over 100yrs, working bee's, committees, carnivals etc, videos of races etc, bicycles used by wheelrace winners (1902 etc), club and carnival history from 1896.Bicycles and archival material.

Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery Society

(i) to preserve & maintain the "Victoria" Powder Magazine building situated on Carriage Drive, Queens Domain, Hobart within the guide-lines laid down for historic buildings on the register of National Estate.

Launceston Planetarium

The Launceston Planetarium presents shows on many aspects of astronomy. You will see the southern night sky projected onto a domed ceilng with additional special visual effects and commentary. The effect is so realistic, it is like being out under the stars!

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