MONA: Museum of Old and New Art

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  • Derek W.
    "A must see in Hobart."(6 Tips)
    Ingrid H.
    "Fresh local ingredients and Tasmanian wine, beer and cider."(4 Tips)
    Jess B.
    "Also do the Moo Brew beer & Moorilla wine tastings"(3 Tips)
    Lynn W.
    "Love the O app on the iPod that is provided during the visit."(3 Tips)
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  • Lynn W.
    Lynn WabbitJune 8, 2015
    Allocate at least a couple of hours to browse through the galleries, as well as the outdoor pieces. Love the O app on the iPod that is provided during the visit. It's a beautiful museum.
  • Svante J.
    Svante JerlingDecember 26, 2014
    Get there early. Go to death exhibition first to avoid queues. Enjoy lunch in one of several choices. During summer festivals, pop up food stands etc make this place come alive!
  • Nerijus K.
    Nerijus KriauciunasApril 12, 2013
    If you don't want to spend 20$ for Mona boat or bus transfer to the museum, look for the public bus by Metro: However, boat trip is worth the pay.
  • Ken M.
    Ken MizunoJanuary 27
    Amazing museum with not your ordinary art pieces. Take the MONA ROMA ferry from Brooke Street Pier to the gallery for a lovely day out on the water.
    Upvoted May 29
  • Melker
    MelkerMay 11
    Amazing place. I could not recommend this place enough. Ferry ride in is part of the experience but plenty of parking available if needed. Changing all the time. Nudity and other adult themes.
  • Meg D.
    Meg DubeMay 12, 2016
    Incredible museum (this is coming from a NY-er). Don't check it out if you're easily offended (overheard many parent age people saying they were a little put off by some of the sexxxxier things).
  • Michael J R.
    Michael J RoachNovember 1, 2012
    2 options for dining: A very good wine and beer tasting bar and cafe. And Source restaurant. If you're there, there was a coffee float with lemongrass anglaise. Order if possible
  • Ingrid H.
    Ingrid HarrisonAugust 14, 2014
    Tasmania owes MONA a huge debt. A visitor must. Eat in its wine/bar restaurant too. Fresh local ingredients and Tasmanian wine, beer and cider. Reasonably priced.
  • Penni G.
    Penni GellerOctober 19, 2013
    Well worth the time and money. Spend at least a day there & don't miss the self guided tour..."like" your favorites and they'll send you an email so you can follow up after your visit and relive it.
  • Kupcake W.
    Kupcake WebsterNovember 16, 2014
    It's a must if you are visiting Hobart, even if only for a few days. The catamaran ride from the docks was fun and the staff on site are helpful and friendly.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss listening to the harmonics of the metal "fence" outdoors around the edge of the tennis court. The winds from the Derwent make extraordinary music.
  • Mouzd S.
    Mouzd ScoutSeptember 20, 2014
    Experiential art at it's best. A fabulous mix of installation and visual art. Must see if in Hobart.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HUEBNERFebruary 16, 2015
    The cafe runs out of many hot dishes early. Get there before 1 or your options may be limited. Don't miss the cellar door which closes at 5.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HowlettApril 12, 2015
    Not suitable for kids even during busy holiday periods. The staff are on high alert and jump on them at the slightest chance. Still, it's interesting, quirky and a Hobart check list item.
  • Ed M.
    Ed MatesevacJanuary 14
    This is an absolute gem of a museum from its architectural aspects to its wide and varied collections it is a must see
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Very cool use of technology - register your email on the O Guide and before you are back home to sleep MONA sends you links to what you saw+clicked on - fabulous memories, follow-up
  • Brod
    BrodJanuary 14, 2015
    Book everything online well in advance. Because queues, queues and then after that queues. Did I mention queues? Much worse on a rainy day. Otherwise fantastic place
  • Jess B.
    Jess BurvillApril 14, 2012
    Awesome, world class gallery. Go on a Saturday morning while the rest of the tourists are at Salamanca. Also do the Moo Brew beer & Moorilla wine tastings
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonMarch 5, 2015
    Excellent place! The building and grounds alone are so interesting and then, there's the art. A must see in Hobart.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GardDecember 25, 2013
    Had a great time checking out all the unique art. I would highly recommend a visit to the Museum to anyone.
  • Leon
    LeonDecember 31, 2014
    it's ok. nice architecture and interior design, but the exhibits are a little lacking in content. some are very uninspiring. the iPod they hand out and the corresponding app are first class!
  • Bruce T.
    Bruce ThomsonMay 15, 2016
    We visited between major exhibitions. The permanent collection, spaces and environments still left me with a sense of WOW.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ignore the advice - start on B1 and go straight to the mummy room, only 2 people at a time, big queues as the day unfolds..lots of contemplative spaces on B1, makes B3 feel like a dance party!
  • Rory D.
    Rory DhauiriJuly 17, 2016
    The food is really good and the ferry going over is very trendy... Most exhibits are suitable for kids... Some very original ideas
  • Stealth P.
    Stealth PoochJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Start at the bottom and work your way up. The bar on the bottom floor make great martinis, so start your day with a cocktail
  • Sam W.
    Sam WellerDecember 17, 2011
    Get a spot on the lawn overlooking the Derwent and try the bacon & caramelised onion open sandwich and a Moo Brew pale ale
  • Ronald S.
    Ronald SohJune 13, 2011
    Amazing! One of the best museum in the world. Impressive guiding tour with the itouch and leads you through different pieces of art.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BarrettSeptember 28, 2014
    The museum has a lot of weird exhibits, but it's a very interesting place! Not your standard art gallery.
  • Maryann H.
    Maryann HuynhOctober 19, 2012
    Absolutely brilliant. Could go back again and again. My new favourite art space. Highly, highly recommend!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FisherOctober 10, 2011
    World Class. Certainly a cut above. Immerse yourself for an entire day (easily done) and then stay the night at the Pavillions.
  • Sancha E.
    Sancha EApril 25, 2016
    Worth a visit if you have time. Great collection of art.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always sweet to see the cats of owner David Walsh as if to welcome you at the top of the stairs out it in the sun.
  • Kia M.
    Kia MatthewsApril 20, 2014
    Scope out what you want to see. It's large and takes a whole to get around. Leave a couple of hours minimum
  • Simon W.
    Simon WrightOctober 23, 2014
    Noisy, tedious and wanky. But still a great way to spend a day -- and still shits over most other modern "art" museums.
  • Stealth P.
    Stealth PoochJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Thai Mi cocktail in the void bar is fantastic. Chilli, ginger... Mmm what's not to like?!
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab your O guide - click through for every art piece and hit Gonzo to share the wonderful passions, intellect+honesty of founder David Walsh..then read the straight text
  • Hailey C.
    Hailey CrowelMarch 8, 2011
    Amazingly well done. Even if you only have a few hours - make the trip. Reminds me of LA's Getty in terms of scenery.
  • Jonny T.
    Jonny TayJune 5, 2011
    Amazing art. Definitely a must when u visit Tas. And it's free. Compliment with excellent O apps. Love it.
  • Troy E.
    Troy EdwardsMay 11, 2011
    Run don't walk to see one of the art world's real highlights. And be prepared to be challenged, used and entertained. Kudos to MONA and DW.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen ReidDecember 18, 2011
    Spanish BBQ on Fri, Sat and Sun is a must! $18 for good meats and Salad
  • Eddie C.
    Eddie CFebruary 12, 2014
    Interesting but also a tad underwhelming after all the reviews from others. Not exactly the Guggenheim and not much better than GOMA in Brisbane. Still a worthwhile experience.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Utopia at The Source:20th September 2011 / 6:00:pm.Christine Manfield, renowned chef, author, gastronomic traveler, owner of Universal Restaurant in Sydney will be taking over the kitchens
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GilliverFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue but if you like black coffee forget it!! Otherwise everything is bang on.
  • Felix Y.
    Felix YJanuary 8, 2014
    Avoid public holiday to visit as it will be crowded by locals. Tasmanians enter free.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MokNovember 24, 2016
    Some of the most provocative and intriguing collections of art you'll see
  • Paul F.
    Paul FindlayJanuary 14, 2012
    Grab a drink and food and hit a beanbag in the sun at the ground floor cafe, great view!
  • Neal J.
    Neal JenningsFebruary 13, 2011
    Definitely worth the trip. Plan to spend at least a few hours if you want the full experience!
  • Architectural Review Australia
    MONA, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, is a subterranean temple to ‘spirituality without the undercurrent of belief’ – a building where nothing, it seems, is simple. Read more
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SibsonFebruary 3, 2011
    A must see/do experience for all. The cafe upstairs is well priced with great food.
  • Myriam B.
    Myriam BoutinAugust 24, 2014
    Everything is awesome there: exhibitions, craft beer, view...
  • Ixia B.
    Ixia BlackJune 24, 2013
    Look for the Buddha made from 8 tonne of incense ash. It's breathtaking.
  • Stealth P.
    Stealth PoochFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    it's quieter later in the day, so go straight to the bar and drink cocktails before embarking on your crazy art journey.
  • SquiggleV
    SquiggleVJanuary 12, 2014
    Packed with tourists in early Jan. try come early.
  • Graham S.
    Graham StairDecember 31, 2013
    Catch the catamaran from the city and have breakfast onboard to beat the crowds.
  • Steve A.
    Steve AndroulakisDecember 3, 2014
    The greatest museum in Australia. Weird, extravagant and esoteric.
  • Stealth P.
    Stealth PoochJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Book your ticket online beforehand. That way you can join the shorter prepaid queue
  • Yappy -.
    Yappy -Tomfoolery WinesFebruary 7, 2011
    Get in early and plan to spend the day if you want to truly take it in. Enjoy!
  • Karlla S.
    Karlla SSeptember 16, 2015
    I just loved the place! The ferry to get there is a bit pricey though
  • Damon B.
    Damon BakerSeptember 10, 2011
    Take time enjoying the museum and then go outside to the bar and have a Moo Brew.
  • Johannes H.
    Johannes HeineMarch 24, 2014
    Don't miss out on the ferry! Part of the experience.
  • Tony M.
    Tony ManeroOctober 1, 2015
    Awesome & Crazy! Absolute a must!
  • M L.
    M LightSeptember 16, 2015
    If you love art, go here, very interesting. Entry fee $25 though.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Experimenta Utopia Now runs from 5 August to 3 October 2011 - works by Australian and international new media artists "reflecting our search for the perfect world"
  • Stef v.
    Stef van der KriekenNovember 29, 2015
    Very cool museum, yet slightly smaller than expected. Was finished in about two hours
  • Cliff W.
    Cliff WildingMarch 23, 2013
    Careful: cameras are allowed but bags are NOT. Bring your camera strap.
  • Cris P.
    Cris PearsonDecember 20, 2012
    Let one rip in the 'Cloaca Professional' room on Level 2 and blame it on the poop machine. No one will know.
  • Werner V.
    Werner VogelsApril 19, 2013
    Take the bus, you get a tour guide getting there from the driver!
  • M M.
    M MApril 25, 2012
    Hour wine tour a must if you have time. We didn't but have come for a second day.
  • Mollie H.
    Mollie HillFebruary 24
    A must do. Catch the ferry there from Salamanca.
  • Helena L.
    Helena LiandeFebruary 23, 2015
    Entrance free for the last opening hour, 5pm, onwards. But that surely isn't enough for you to finish even half of the museum.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Did you know MONA has free bikes if you want to cycle out or back
  • Jill P.
    Jill PamplinAugust 15, 2014
    Plan to spend all day here. It's excellent.
  • kwai ling l.
    kwai ling lauDecember 15, 2016
    Special although there are some art objects may make some of people feel uncomfortable.. But this is art
  • Claes B.
    Claes BuckwalterDecember 17, 2015
    Great art, location, and food.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KiddMarch 19, 2011
    This is worthwhile just to see the building. You should allow at least 2 hours. It will suck you in.
  • Czar T.
    Czar TOctober 11, 2013
    I thought the installation represented the emptiness of the human condition. Turns out it was the elevator.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJune 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The cool bar is on B3 nice to end there on the shabby chic lounges
  • Cris P.
    Cris PearsonDecember 20, 2012
    You ARE allowed to photograph the art. Awesome.
  • Jewel L.
    Jewel LimDecember 5, 2016
    Beautiful art works!
  • Oz
    OzAugust 7, 2014
    Take the ferry here & enjoy the bar + winery on site
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LApril 11, 2014
    Go early to avoid the crowds.
  • Mean T.
    Mean TorchareonFebruary 18, 2012
    Internation students who are studying in Tasmania can get the concesion as Tasmanian!
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo M.May 5, 2015
    Crazy museum. Really love it!
  • Anne W
    Anne WNovember 7, 2012
    Go see Theatre of the World, just fascinating
  • Ali M.
    Ali MunroJanuary 4, 2012
    Buy you tickets in advance if you are here at 10 am
  • BBB 0.
    BBB 01auJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Well worth a visit. Don't rush....
  • Rob W.
    Rob WJanuary 11, 2013
    Great visit, nothing like it on the mainland.
  • Mario F.
    Mario FerraroMarch 6, 2011
    amazing just amazing. A must when in hobart
  • Brad B.
    Brad BeachDecember 8, 2011
    You must do this - spend at least 3 - 4 hours
  • Tomas d.
    Tomas de la MazaApril 19, 2013
    maybe the most amazing sight of Hobart
  • reade s.
    reade smithDecember 26, 2011
    Be careful which toilet you enter!
  • Winnie V.
    Winnie VaughanAugust 20, 2015
    Best attraction in Tas!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RonnerFebruary 4, 2016
    Exhibits are thought-provoking. See the Electric Head.
  • Virginia G.
    Virginia GordonJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit the library if you have time.
  • Jed K.
    Jed KnightNovember 18, 2013
    The Cloaca has a poo at 2pm sharp
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OatesMarch 7, 2016
  • Dave D.
    Dave DFebruary 15, 2014
    Spend a day.
  • Daniel N.
    Daniel NerenbergOctober 31, 2011
    not the best place for those suffering from depression. rather dark and macabre. lots of thought provo
  • Miki H.
    Miki HabrynNovember 11, 2012
    Free lockers inside!
  • Magnus H.
    Magnus HultbergMarch 14, 2011
    Explore the iPod O app carefully. There are hidden gems.
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