Museums Art and Culture in Tasmania
Museums and art galleries are treasure troves, housing the history and giving you background on a place you are visiting and also an appreciation for the multitude of talents people have. Tasmania has some of the best regional museums in Australia.
Depending on what museums and galleries you visit, you will come away with a comprehensive knowledge of the early settlement of Tasmania and the hardships it entailed for aboriginals, free settlers, miners, convicts, tree fellers and so on in the early days. Or how life was for a prosperous Hobart merchant and his family in the 1800's. See a world class minerals collection and fine examples of early colonial furniture and art. Marvel at a Chinese Joss House from the 1880's. Compare early art works with modern art which certainly gets you thinking. You will be richer for a visit to Tasmania's museums and art gallerys.