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The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Museum

Updated: May 30, 2022

The TMAG Museum, is a great place to visit. You can immerse yourself in the rich Tasmanian history, as well as see the current visiting exhibits.

We run the cafe there, so we suggest that you do the modern exhibitions first then have a coffee and something to eat before returning to the rest of the museum.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is open daily between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm from 26 December until 31 March. It is open Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm from 1 April until 24 December. TMAG is also open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Monday public holidays year-round.

The museum is closed Good Friday, Anzac Day (25 April) and Christmas Day.

General admission to TMAG is free to all members of the public. Special exhibits may occasionally require paid entry.

COVID-19 entry conditions

We are committed to ensuring the well-being and safety of our visitors and staff as we face the challenges of COVID-19. Bookings are not required for individuals or families to visit TMAG, however bookings are required for community and commercial groups of 10-30 people, and for school and education groups. See this page for more information and to book.

Enjoy great coffee, delicious meals or a drink with friends and family in the fully licensed Courtyard Café.

Opening hours

The Courtyard Café is open during TMAG's regular opening hours. Please visit the Cafe's website and social media channels (see below) for updates.

Access to the Café is via the Macquarie Street Commissariat entrance as well as the main Watergate entrance, on Dunn Place.


Visit the Café website to see the latest menus.

School group ordering

Need to arrange lunch for your child or school group? The Café offers school group and individual child lunch orders – order online and pick up at the Café. Find out more at the Café website.

Further information

Visit the Café's website or follow the Café on Facebook or Instagram to find out more.

TMAG is located in Dunn Place, Hobart and is accessible in the following ways.

On foot

Pedestrian access to Dunn Place is available via the landscaped boulevard that connects Davey and Macquarie streets.

Private vehicles (parking)

Metered parking is available in the Hobart City Council car park located directly in front of TMAG's main entrance (vehicle entry from Davey Street). Alternative parking is available at the nearby Market Place Car park. Taxi

Commercial taxis will be able to deliver you close to TMAG's main entrance via Davey or Macquarie Streets. If you require a taxi collection at the end of your visit, please ask for assistance at the Visitor Information desk. Alternatively, a taxi rank is available at the nearby Grand Chancellor Hotel (Davey Street). Bus

Metro Tasmania operates several bus services that travel to and from the nearby Hobart City Bus Mall (a short, 5 minute walk from TMAG's main entrance). For further information about public bus services and timetables, visit the Metro Tasmania website.

Getting into (and around) the museum and art gallery

The main entrance for visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery is through the historic Watergate wall on Dunn Place.

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