Museum Of Old And New Art, Hobart
Museum Of Old And New Art, Hobart - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 651–655 Main Rd., Berriedale, Hobart, TAS 7011
Ticket Price: 20 AUD
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Museum Of Old And New Art, Hobart
With a USP that promises to ‘shock and offend’, the Museum of Old and New Art otherwise called the MONA is Australia’s biggest privately owned museum. David Walsh wanted to put up his entire collection of fine art up for public display and cost him a grand total of $57 million. The MONA features a wide spectrum of art from ancient Africa and Greece to the more contemporary Australian, British and Australian. If you’re visiting with children or are sensitive to sexual art, it’s advisable to purchase a map before you being your tour so you’ll know what sections of the MONA to avoid.
The Museum of Old and New Art is the biggest museum in Australia that is privately owned and funded. It features a series of surreal art pieces right from ancient Greece and Africa to contemporary art from Europe and Australia. To avoid wasting time in queues simply check out Museum of Old and New Art ticket prices online and purchase them right there. Tickets for Museum of Old and New Art can be found on our ticketing portal which helps in saving precious time you would waste if you were to buy tickets for Museum of Old and New Art manually at the counter.
Museum Of Old And New Art Ticket Prices
- Adult- If you are not from Tasmania admission is $20.
- Concession- With concession card $15
- Under 18- Free
- Tasmanian- If you are Tasmanian, and identify yourself as such( yes, yes, second head etc), you get in for free.
- ID- *ID may be requested upon entry.
How To reach Museum Of Old And New Art by Public Transport
- 649 Main Rd (Bus Stop)
Restaurants Near Museum Of Old And New Art
- The Source Restaurant (Contemporary cuisine served)
- Granada Tavern (Australian cuisine served)
- Pizza Capers (pizzas recommended)
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Museum Of Old And New Art, Hobart Reviews
MONA is what every art museum should strive to be: evocative, interactive, and delightful. Certainly the museum has excellent pieces on display, but it’s the experience of being surprised and shocked after every room and in each hallway that really makes coming here worthwhile. We had planned to stay for three hours and ended up staying six. The included “O” guides themselves made the art come alive and served to remedy one of the biggest problems modern art faces: a failure to communicate to average viewers. With the guide in hand as an art teacher and interpreter, I felt for the first time in a modern art museum I could appreciate what the artist was trying to do and why, as opposed to being baffled that said piece was considered art at all.
On entering MONA you know you are in for something special. A spiral staircase leads you three floors underground. The museum has been carved into the sandstone cliffs around of the Berriedale Peninsula. Our experience took about four hours to work our way from the bottom floor back to the light of the surface. It is confronting, thought provoking, confusing, technical and at the same time enthralling. Guess David Walsh is a complex, perhaps slightly disturbed individual but definitely generous and an asset to Tasmania as it is a great tourist attraction all the while providing free entry to all Tasmanians and a fantastic venue for all sorts of entertainment in the accompany picturesque and functional grounds and gardens.
Definitely the best thing in Hobart! Been to so many art galleries and this one is unexpectedly Excellent - it's a justified hype!!! Very impressive esp in the mental stimulation stakes...a refreshing and awesome creative asset much needed in Oz! Loved eating on the outdoor green tables and the view from the restaurant too. Great wine list and delicious Yuzu aperitif. The complex is also nice to visit. Ferry ride a bit expensive but understandable...comfy seats and the sheep are a nice touch. It's a nice leisurely half day or day out for sure...a must visit when visiting Hobart and probably the most interesting new building in Oz for me to date right down to the capsule glass elevators!
Eclectic mix of different styles and always changing. Sculpture, Australian classics, short film, audio visual installations, body canvas, drawings, oils, large and small. You won't find a more diverse collection of art. Ferry is a great way to get there. Well appointed and fast. Remember to keep an eye looking up as you may see the widow into the private apartment of the owner
Make sure you allow plenty of time to walk through the exhibitions. It expands over quite a few levels and is recommended you start at the lowest level and make your way back to the ground level. Also there is a quaint little cafe outside for those who need a caffeine fix or a quick bite