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Queen Victoria Art Gallery

See visual arts and design in one of Australia’s largest galleries, with a specific focus on works from Tasmanian artists.

Since its foundation in 1891, the Queen Victoria Art Gallery and Museum has been dedicated to exhibiting Tasmania’s finest artists alongside a collection of famed international talent and historic, scientific and collectable items. Today, the gallery and museum occupy two spaces within Launceston, each displaying distinctly different collections. Visit the heritage-listed Royal Park location for one of the state’s most prized collections of art.

The fine arts collection includes Tasmanian colonial art, modern and contemporary Australian art and international art. Understand the history of the region’s European and Aboriginal settlement in A Portrait of Colonial Tasmania. The Guan Di Temple offers a view of Chinese religious practices in Tasmania, from earlier times to today.

In the decorative arts and design collection are ceramics, textiles, furniture, woodwork and costumes. The four collections include Australian contemporary craft and design from 1945 onwards, Tasmanian decorative arts, pre-1945 Australian decorative arts, and international decorative arts.

Let your kids develop art skills while having fun at ArtPlay, a multi-sensory, hands-on space with traditional and cutting-edge art techniques. Explore your own creativity when you join the kids in ArtSparks! Family Art Space. View the works of older student artists during the annual ArtRage. Check the gallery’s website to find out when this exhibition is held.

Sign up for a guided gallery tour to learn the stories behind some of the gallery’s most recognisable pieces or pick up printed material from the information desk to go on a self-guided tour. Afterwards, have a snack in the Tea Room Cafe and purchase Tasmanian products in the gallery shop.

Find Queen Victoria Art Gallery near River Park in central Launceston next to the River Tamar. Pay for parking about a 5-minute walk away or use the free Tiger Bus to reach the gallery. Join one of the free guided tours on Sundays. Along with your art visit, walk about 20 minutes to the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk. The gallery and museum close on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admission to both is free.


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Lodging Near Queen Victoria Art Gallery

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

29 Cameron Street, Launceston
3.7
of 5, from 187 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Launceston CBD, this luxury hotel is steps from Design Centre of Tasmania, City Park Radio Museum, and Princess Theatre. Albert Hall Convention Centre and City Park are also within 10 minutes.

$77
Commodore Regent

Commodore Regent

13 Brisbane Street, Launceston
3.8
of 5, from 58 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Launceston CBD, this motel is steps from City Park, Design Centre of Tasmania, and City Park Radio Museum. Albert Hall Convention Centre and Princess Theatre are also within 5 minutes.

$116
Best Western Plus Launceston

Best Western Plus Launceston

3 Earl Street, Launceston
3.7
of 5, from 126 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Launceston hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Princess Theatre, Quadrant Mall, and Brisbane Street Mall. Design Centre of Tasmania and City Park Radio Museum are also within 5 minutes.

$90
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments

Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments

147 Paterson Street, Launceston
3.9
of 5, from 231 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Launceston CBD, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Penny Royal Adventures and Launceston College. Royal Park and Queen Victoria Museum are also within 10 minutes.

Windmill Hill Lodge B&B, Launceston

Windmill Hill Lodge B&B, Launceston

22 High Street, Launceston
4.4
of 5, from 5 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Launceston, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Launceston Aquatic Centre, Design Centre of Tasmania, and Albert Hall Convention Centre. City Park and City Park Radio Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$109
Mantra Charles Hotel

Mantra Charles Hotel

287 Charles Street, Launceston
4.4
of 5, from 136 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the center of Launceston, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brisbane Street Mall and Quadrant Mall. Penny Royal Adventures and City Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$95
Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston

Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston

31 Elizabeth Street, Launceston
3.6
of 5, from 34 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Launceston CBD, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Quadrant Mall, Princess Theatre, and Brisbane Street Mall. Design Centre of Tasmania and The Town Clock are also within 10 minutes.

$78
Elphin Motel & Serviced Apartments

Elphin Motel & Serviced Apartments

24 Racecourse Crescent, Launceston
4.1
of 5, from 24 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Launceston CBD, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of City Park, National Automobile Museum, and Launceston Aquatic Centre. Design Centre of Tasmania and City Park Radio Museum are also within 10 minutes.