Plan your group visit
Before visiting the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery there are a few things you can do to make the most of your time at the Museum. First make sure you have booked your group in!
Talk to your group about the theme and the aims of their excursion and, where appropriate, do some pre-visit activities on your chosen theme – there are lots of resources available through our Resources page.
To ensure your group and other visitors have an enjoyable experience, please talk with your students about appropriate behaviour, including: respecting other museum visitors, keeping voice volume low, not touching objects or exhibits unless a staff member or gallery sign invites them to do so, and not running. Please ensure your group will have adequate adult supervision at all times. We strongly recommend five primary students per adult and ten secondary students per adult.
Watch our 6 minute Introduction to TMAG video designed for Primary School students:
Buses and passenger vans can drop off and pick up students in Campbell Street, outside the Hotel Grand Chancellor, or on Argyle Street, opposite the Maritime Museum. Car parking, including disabled parking, is available in the Dunn Street car park, council parking fees apply.
Groups should use the main visitor entrance through the Watergate and Courtyard. Level access for wheelchair users is provided through the same entrance, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge at the lower level entrance. Student bags are not permitted within the museum and art gallery and should be left on the bus if possible. Limited storage for student bags available near visitor reception, if you wish to take advantage of this storage please make this request at the time of booking.
If you have booked an education program, an education officer will meet you in the courtyard before the program start time. Toilet facilities are located on the ground floor near the visitor reception area. A floor map can be obtained from the main reception.
Inside the galleries
Please ensure students are supervised at all times. Please provide students with pencils, rather than pens to use when working inside the galleries, and bring clipboards for students to lean on. Visitors are invited to take photographs for personal use within the Museum and Art Gallery unless otherwise indicated.
Please remind students of appropriate behaviour and respecting other visitors.
Eating at TMAG
No food or drink is permitted in the galleries. The Courtyard Café is open in the courtyard and serves a selection of beverages, snacks and light lunches. Café seating, including the seating along the verandah is for use by café patrons only and not available for use as group seating.
There is limited seating within the courtyard and outside the main gates for groups to use. Mawson Place is also close by and may provide a suitable alternative for larger groups.
Please note that the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a business unit of the Department of State Growth and as such we maintain full public liability insurance. The provision of a risk assessment is the onus of the visiting organisation and is not TMAG’s responsibility.