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Mona

655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
+61 3 6277 9900
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Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - is Australia's largest privately owned museum. It showcases owner David Walsh's collection, which includes more than 2000 artworks, antiquities and ethnographic pieces. The collection ranges from Egyptian funerary objects to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Since opening in January 2011 it has welcomed more than 1.4 Million visitors. The 3.5 Ha site, just north of Hobart, also includes the Ether Building Function Centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, Cellar Door, Wine Bar and Barrel Room, Void Bar, The Source Restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and gallery, as well as eight contemporary accommodation pavilions. Until 6 July, 2015, Biennale of Moving Images Hobart, 2015 - 18 new works by 20 of the world's best video artists under 40 years of age. Amarna (2015) by James Turrell (born 1946 in Los Angeles, USA)- Amarna is one of a series of more than 80 Skyspace installations Turrell has built in high altitude and geographically isolated locations. MONA's work is the largest Skyspace to date and Turrell's southern-most installation. See MONA website for sequence times. 12 -22 June, 2015, Dark Mofo Since Neolithic times, seasonal winter solstice rites have been held to face the darkness and bring back the light. Mona - the Museum of Old and New Art - in Tasmania's winter festival Dark Mofo celebrates both ancient and contemporary mythologies, birth and death, fire and laser light - with some good music, art and food thrown in. The usual Mona obsessions, with a darker twist, in and around Hobart each June. MONA FOMA A summer festival of eclectic proportions: the Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art in Tasmania, Australia, is curated by Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) and brings a beguiling mixed-bag of music and art to the island state. From post-punk to avant-garde orchestras, inflatables, installations and performance art, MOFO sprawls unconventionally across Hobart each January. Mona is open Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays) and operates from 10am - 5pm in winter, and 10am - 6pm throughout summer. Mona is currently on the winter operating hour schedule.
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655 Main Rd | Moorilla Estate, Berriedale, Glenorchy, Tasmania 7011, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our third time at Mona and every time it pleasantly surprises us. Each time we see something different and we can’t wait to go again!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well it's great that they employ so many people, and the boat out was really cool.....BUT this place is just so boring! Most people think modern art means abstract but this isn't abstract, it's just dull and uninteresting. We paid an extra 25 bucks each...More

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Huge museum with so many cool things to see. Interactive tablets that you could ignore or engage with the art as you pleased. Lots of super stimulating things to see. A couple of the “cooler” experiences had lines or tickets. Definitely an experience to leave...More

Thank Oona O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second visit to MONA and even better than the first. So much to see and do for kids and adults. Staff provided great advice on what small children should avoid and highlights. Pavilion accommodation first rate (Charles).

Thank Gerard F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whilst all the art is not to everyone's taste - it is very eclectic, the concept, setting and execution is just marvellous. There is a classic, yet simple joy in seeing such wonderfully staged art. Sometimes bizarre, in some cases disturbing but the sheer creativity...More

Thank Christine P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The architecture is amazing and the art work is way out there but very thought provoking. I am delighted I had the experience of spending the day there as I am in awe at the brains of the artists...More

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extremely conflicted about my experience at MONA. The museum itself is very nice, the artwork is abstract and definitely thought provoking. A lot of artworks were interesting such as the waterfall words, the fat car and the pen dependent on the wind, but others were...More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First, everything was booked in advance online, no worrying about tickets. The dedicated ferry from Hobart ran like clockwork and was clean and comfortable. Museum staff were great and helpful. We at at the Wine Bar - quick, great service, great food and selection of...More

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is certainly an interesting museum experience. I can't say there's too much of a focus on the "Old Art" here unfortunately. Very few examples of classical work with much more of the museum dedicated to modern and contemporary artists. It's an experience to be...More

Thank zoratheexplorer17
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't disappoint, following years of hearing stories about the MONA, and all it's curios and wonder. Even my 10 year old was looking forward to visiting. Requires a whole day. A maze of 'galleries'. The architecture a feature in itself. As too, the owner of...More

Thank starmagnolia
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Si K
2 January 2018|
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Response from Paul V | Reviewed this property |
Personally I wouldn’t take my children if they were this age. Some of the art is disturbing and not suitable for such an impressionable age. The ‘Museum of Everything’ is fantastic as one mentioned, however you need to use... More
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wheatley3
18 December 2017|
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Response from CherryPehar | Reviewed this property |
You can do both without price doubling but ferry beats bus hands down The sightseeing on ferry is amazing and adds an extra adventure to the day A bus ride is a little ho hum If you go by ferry you can upgrade to Posh Pit... More
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Marie M
10 November 2017|
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Response from MelbourneDes | Reviewed this property |
on line didn't work. went to desk day before no problem finding r posh pit. due to holidays I would go to desk day days before just to have ticket in hand. but that is me. posh pit only a f you can down champagne in 20... More
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