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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.
Tours to Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
$135 BOOK WITH VIATOR Moorilla Wine Meets Mona Art Day Trip Moorilla Wine Meets Mona Art Day Trip
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
$87 BOOK WITH VIATOR Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission
Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
$87 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Admission Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Admission
Duration: 8 hours
$224 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island 3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island
Duration: 3 days
$321 BOOK WITH VIATOR Moorilla Estate's Posh-As Day at Mona Moorilla Estate's Posh-As Day at Mona
Duration: 8 hours
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) reviews
“They” say that anything is art if you call it art. Art is open to interpretation, “they” say. If MONA aims to keep people coming through the door with its shock value, then it succeeds. If MONA aims.... more
“They” say that anything is art if you call it art. Art is open to interpretation, “they” say. If MONA aims to keep people coming through the door with its shock value, then it succeeds. If MONA aims.... more »
Had such a great day at Mona! If you’re interested in architecture then you’ll love exploring the building. The art inside was super unique, however the bottom floor is inappropriate for children...
Had such a great day at Mona! If you’re interested in architecture then you’ll love exploring the building. The art inside was super unique, however the bottom floor is inappropriate for children... more »
I was a little disappointed with one thing I'm a single dad who enjoys art but as I have a young boy I was unable to get the full experience of the wonders that Mona have due to my son wanting to touch everything and wanting to rush through his interest was limited if there was maybe somewhere I could leave my boy who could experience art in a way he may enjoy the experience as well so then I could take my time and fully take in the experience i think it would be more family friendly and children could enjoy art just like there mums and dads. We both enjoyed the ferry ride over but for the young fella it sort of stopped at that with the ferry ride back just as enjoyable Mona is a great place to visit for its various art exhibits the music was great on the ears and and a variety of places for lunch and some tunes.
Definitely an experience to add to your bucketlist whilst in Tasmania. Personally- the actual museum was not overly impressive. The artwork was mediocre and overall 2 hours is more than ample time to experience the museum + return ferry ride. Getting there: we went by ferry which was a joyful and picturesque ride (we went standard - not the Posh Pit and paid $25 return). You can buy your tickets online which I recommend in the peak season (we visited in December) as the ques will have you waiting over 20 minutes. Trip is ~25minutes each way and you need to select your departure and return time. This is important as once on the island changing your return ticket time is very tricky when busy. There is a box office on the island to change your return time if needed. Museum: tickets were $35 adult (All up, a $60 day trip with the ferry). We actually preferred the outdoor artwork, lookout points and entertainment/food/drinks on the hill which you can enjoy without am entry ticket to the museum. There is not a lot of shade, so pack your hat and sunscreen. Definitely would return but as a lunch or evening trip to enjoy drinks and food and entertainment on the hill (and bypass the museum).
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