Information about Tasmania: Tasmania is an island state of Australia which is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland. Only separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania. It is also the 26th-largest island in the world. The state has a population of about 540,000 people as of March 2020 . The capital and the largest city is Hobart, which has around 40 percent of the population living in the Greater Hobart area. Read More...

Heritages and Museums

Bass Strait Maritime Centre: Museum devoted to local maritime history featuring maps, prints & a computerized sailing simulator.

Narryna Heritage Museum: this 1830s merchant’s town house, the country’s oldest folk museum, showcases paintings & furniture.

The Channel Museum is a quaint little museum that is definitely worth a visit if you venture down to Margate in Tasmania. Having said this, beware that all staff are volunteers and as such, may not be as well-trained as staff who are paid to..

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is a privately operated maritime museum dedicated to the history of Tasmania’s association with the sea, ships, and ship-building, and is located at Carnegie House in Sullivans Cove, Hobart, Tasmania.

The Army Museum of Tasmania is located within Anglesea Barracks in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Anglesea Barracks, constructed in 1814. The Barracks is included on the Commonwealth Heritage List.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a museum located in Hobart, Tasmania. The museum was established in 1846, by the Royal Society of Tasmania, the oldest Royal Society outside England. The TMAG receives 300,000 visitors annually.

The Salamanca Arts Centre, established in 1976, is a major arts hub in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is a combination of theatres, galleries and arts administration located behind the historic facade of Georgian warehouses in Salamanca Place.

Port Arthur Historic Site is a 90-minute drive from Hobart, and the journey offers some of the best sightseeing in Tasmania. The Arthur Highway winds through lush farmland and forest, inviting beaches, and the Tasman Peninsula’s famously scenic coastline.

The East Coast Heritage Museum overlooks tranquil Great Oyster Bay and the spectacular backdrop of the Freycinet Peninsula on the stunning East Coast.

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is a museum located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. The QVMAG is the largest museum in Australia not located in a capital city.

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