Free tours run for approximately 40 minutes and are provided Wednesday to Sunday.

Tour times are subject to change and availability and can be checked by phoning (03) 6165 7000

11:00 am Free exhibition talks and tours
For daily listings, check our events calendar here.
To view the August 2015 program, click here.

1:30 pm Free Winter Highlight Tour 
Find out more about the exciting stories held in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) with one of our friendly guides. Visit the historic buildings, and discover the unique flora and fauna of Tasmania.

Guided tours for clubs, tourist groups or other organisations please click here.

Settlement Secrets
Go on a theatrical journey through TMAG's buidlings, which are the earliest still existing from the first European settlement of Hobart. Run by AntipoDean Entertainment, the tours take place most days, and tickets cost $20 adults, $15 children, $60 families (2 adults, 4 children) and under 4s are free. For more information and to check availability and book, visit the website.


Royal Society Lecture


The Royal Society of Tasmania's August lecture will be given by Dr Alison Alexander. Her lecture is titled 'Jane Franklin: the real founder of the Royal Society of Tasmania'.

Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Royal Society Room, TMAG Custom House, entry via 19 Davey Street

All welcome. For more information visit the society's website.


National Science Week


TMAG is involved in two great events to celebrate National Science Week 2015, which runs from 15-23 August.

Festival of Bright Ideas
This free event on Hobart's Waterfront will offer a diverse program of hands-on activities, exhibitions, science entertainment, and celebrity speakers suitable for the whole family. TMAG will be presenting the exhibit Spark Up Your Wildlife, so come along to discover how animals use their own ancient electrical powers to survive and find out about electro-reception in animals such as platypus and spiders.

Date: Saturday, 15 August 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Princes Wharf Shed No 1
Free event, suitable for all ages.

Find out more at the festival website.

Glow Girl and Sci-Babe – the Pseudoscience Busters!
This special event celebrates Women in Science. Environmental campaigner, television journalist and science presenter Tanya Ha will MC a panel featuring 'Glow Girl' Siouxsie Wiles, a microbiologist and bioluminescence enthusiast, and 'Sci-Babe' Yvette d'Entremont, who has a background in analytical chemistry, forensics and toxicology.

Date: Friday, 21 August 2015
Time: 6:00pm
Location: TMAG Central Gallery
Free event, suitable for those 18+. A pay bar will be operating.

Bookings are recommended as numbers are limited. Tickets are available at the Eventbrite website


Family Day


Family Day at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has something in store for all ages. Come explore the wonders of the museum and enjoy free entertainment and activities.

Date: Sunday, 30 August 2015
Suitable for all ages
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Program of events coming soon!




Join TMAG's dedicated Art Guides for a lively program of artist demonstrations, talks and practical workshops.

Date: Sunday, 6 September 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Studio Lab, Centre for Learning and Discovery

No bookings required, however be early as spaces are limited.


For further information about TMAG events, please visit our Maps and downloads page.

For more great arts experiences in and around Hobart, visit