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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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Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) reviews
I’m not sure what normal is in terms of art, but this place isn’t normal; which adds to its charm and wanting to see more. There is something there for everyone I’m sure, we had a great visit...
I’m not sure what normal is in terms of art, but this place isn’t normal; which adds to its charm and wanting to see more. There is something there for everyone I’m sure, we had a great visit... more »
Wow! Immerse yourself and you will be wowed! We stayed at the Walter Pavillion and booked a tasting menu at Faro. Everything revolves around art! I highly recommend a visit!
Wow! Immerse yourself and you will be wowed! We stayed at the Walter Pavillion and booked a tasting menu at Faro. Everything revolves around art! I highly recommend a visit! more »
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).
An absolutely stunning experience for the senses is perhaps the only proper way to describe my experience here. The art, the sounds, the magic they create with light (or darkness) and spider webs, amongst many other things is just unbelievable. I would recommend a minimum of 3 hours to explore this place, although I reckon we could've spent 5 hours here easily! The staff were very knowledgeable and polite as well so overall a superb experience.
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