Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Berriedale

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A large, privately owned art museum, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) represents the love child of Tasmanian millionaire David Walsh, who nicknamed it a "subversive Disneyland for adults." Built into the cliffside, the museum features a labyrinth of intentionally gloomy, windowless exhibition spaces displaying Walsh's collection of fun, quirky, and provocative art. Take a self-guided tour with an iPod--you'll receive one upon entrance--and begin your journey by walking down the spiral flight of stairs. The museum opened in 2011 after a renovation to the tune of $75 million. To visit Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and get the most from your holiday in Berriedale, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berriedale trip planning app.
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  • An inspiring visit to the most amazing building of drilled sandstone, tunnels, many levels, twists and turns all situated in a huge vineyard. The art swirling around you places you in a vortex of... 
    An inspiring visit to the most amazing building of drilled sandstone, tunnels, many levels, twists and turns all situated in a huge vineyard. The art swirling around you places you in a vortex of...  more »
  • This was a huge waste of time and money. Don’t be fooled that this is worth a visit. Thankfully we drove there and could leave when we wanted to. The only art I saw was the outside sculptures and... 
    This was a huge waste of time and money. Don’t be fooled that this is worth a visit. Thankfully we drove there and could leave when we wanted to. The only art I saw was the outside sculptures and...  more »
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  • What could I say about MONA that hasn't been said already. If you had to sum it up in one word it would be EDGY. Went again for about the sixth time last weekend. Living in Hobart the locals tend to take it for granted. I think I was the only local there. The exhibitions are still engaging and my favourite is still the engine oil pool, which was one of the original pieces back when it opened 10 years ago. Need I say it, well worth a visit.
  • A very quirky and weird museum. Caught the ferry in the morning, it was quite windy outside. Only spent around 2 hours inside. Definitely not suitable for younger children. “The O” app was very useful and easy to use to view information on artworks. Also had lunch at “The Source” - fine dining and good food although quite pricey. Both desserts were very delicious. Would recommend the pan fried fish dish. Good service, overall a pleasant experience.

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