PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS AT ROYAL PARK
'CHINESE TEMPLE' (Joss House)
The main altar, rich gold and embroidered items, carved wood, flags, banners and puppets are from the original temple built during the nineteenth century by the Chinese community in the tin mining area of Weldborough in north-east Tasmania. The items were donated by the Chinese community in 1934 to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. The Temple is still used for special occasions.
'AN ISLAND'S WEALTH - METALS IN TASMANIA'
Iron, tin, copper, silver, lead, zinc, osmiridium, gold, manganese and aluminium have all been important to the development of the mining industry in Tasmania. The exhibition explores the geology, history and uses of these metals.
An interactive exhibition for children (and adults) featuring puzzles, technology and drawers full of specimens.
'TASMANIA - A SPECIAL ISLAND'
Explores the unique fauna found in Tasmania.
'MARERLOPEPETAR - TO TELL A STORY IN THE MANNER OF THE PALAWA'
Combines traditional and contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal works to reflect the continuing story of the Palawa people.
A changing display of artwork by northern Tasmanian primary school students.
Changing display specialising in costumes and textiles drawn from the Museum’s international collection of decorative arts.
'HISTORICAL INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS'
A broad survey of the development of the European ceramic tradition from the Middle Ages to the present, including the Lady V. L. White collection of blue and white decorated ceramics.
PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS AT INVERESK
'ASPECTS OF TASMANIAN ART'
A celebration of the Museum’s nationally significant collection of visual art and, in particular, Tasmanian colonial art. There are around 150 works from the colonial, modern and contemporary periods, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs.
An exploration of the extraordinary diversity, creativity and ingenuity of the material cultures of the Pacific Islands. The exhibition explores the historical and continuing links between Tasmania and our Pacific neighbours by tracing the development of the museum’s collection.
'STRINGS ACROSS TIME - TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL SHELL NECKLACES'
An exhibition to acknowledge the contribution, both past and present, that Tasmanian Aboriginal women have made to the continuation and development of their cultural traditions and practices.
'TRANSFORMING THE ISLAND - RAILWAYS IN TASMANIA'
The story of how the railways shaped Tasmania.
'THE BLACKSMITH SHOP'
Features sight, sound and smell to capture the Industrial Revolution.
'PAST LIVES, NEW BEGINNINGS - MIGRATION AND TASMANIA'
The exhibition is divided into sections: Leaving Home; The Journey; Arrival; Settling In and The Impact on Tasmania. Based on the migrants’ own stories.
'REPLAY - SPORTING LIFE IN TASMANIA'
An exhibition which explores the historical background of a variety of sports in Tasmania as well as examining some of the characters aand events which contributed to the growth of that sport.
A learning place for children under six and parents to play and explore using a range of resources.
Further information can be found on the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery website at http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au.