Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum - Tasmania
Are you a business owner in Tasmania?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Tasmania.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum
Several buildings are designed to resemble aboriginal huts that were discovered on Tasmania's west coast. Displays tell the sombre story of a mostly lost culture, a people decimated in a matter of decades due to contact with Europeans. There is a walking trail around the headland showing some of the rock carvings (petroglyphs), some of which are thought to be older than 10 000 years.
Tiagarra is an aboriginal word meaning, "keeping place", and the centre looks after approx. 270 rock engravings and 2000 artifacts. There are dioramas that provide information on the lifestyle of Tasmania's original inhabitants.
There are a couple of nice murals by Tasmanian artist Max Angus, well known for his landscape paintings.
There is a good display of indigenous crafts with a souvenir shop selling locally made arts and crafts.
Currently only open for tour groups by apointment.
You may also like
Bonorong Wildlife SanctuaryBrighton, Hobart and South East
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary at Brighton started as a sanctuary for orphaned and injured wildlife. Now you can visit with the many native animals there. Daily guided tour
Table Cape Tulip FarmWynyard, North West Coast
The Table Cape Tulip Farm is found atop the extinct volcanic vent of Table Cape near Wynyard. A visit in late September-early October is unforgettable with the delight o
National Rose Garden at WoolmersLongford, Launceston and Central North
The National Rose Garden is at Woolmers Estate near Longford. If you are a photographer, rose or garden fancier these 5000+ roses will delight you with their beautiful co
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)Hobart, Hobart and South East
The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). The museum has been described by owner, David Walsh, as a subversive adult Disneyland. An amazing and thought-provoking collection o
Hastings Caves State ReserveHastings, Hobart and South East
If you want to drive as far south of Hobart as you can you are in for a delightful drive, which tied in with a visit to the Newdegate Cave in the Hastings Caves State Res
Stanley Seal CruisesStanley, North West Coast
Stanley Seal Cruises operate 75 minute tours from Stanley wharf to Bull Rock where a colony of up to 500 Australian Fur Seals live. Enjoy the views including the Stanley
Narryna Heritage MuseumHobart, Hobart and South East
Narryna Heritage Museum is only a short walk from the centre of Hobart. The Georgian house offers great insight into the lifestyle of prosperous Hobart merchant and his
Tasmania ZooLaunceston, Launceston and Central North
Tasmania Zoo is just 18km from Launceston's CBD. You'll find over 80 species of birds as well as a large collection of native and exotic animals. See the meerkats, Tasman
Bicheno Penguin ToursBicheno, East Coast
Not only do Bicheno Penguin Tours have an informative one hour long tour, but a great history of protecting this penguin colony from feral cats and local dogs. A true suc
East Coast NatureworldBicheno, East Coast
Reptiles and birds are in abundance at East Coast Natureworld as well as devils, quolls, wombats, koalas, roos and wallabies. Tasmanian devil feeding times are a highligh