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 June 2017 program, click here.

1:30 pm
Winter Highlight Tour
Learn more about TMAG’s exciting stories in this special tour of our buildings and galleries.

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

Settlement Secrets
Go on a theatrical journey through TMAG's buildings, which are the earliest still existing from the first European settlement of Hobart. Run by AntipoDean Entertainment, the tours take place from Tuesday - Friday at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm, 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.


Family Day

Come join us at TMAG for a fun day out at your museum! Free activities and entertainment for all the family, this month all about voyages and discovery, inspired by our latest exhibition The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800-1804.

Date: Sunday 25 June 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suitable for all ages

Download a program of events here

Family Days are changing

Following the June event, Family Days will change and rather than presenting them every month, we will be holding Family Days approximately every two months throughout the year. They will still be on a Sunday although not always on the last Sunday of the month, to take advantage of the many exciting temporary exhibitions and other events that take place at TMAG.

The new format will see our Family Days become a little bit bigger and with a few more options for older children as well as lots of traditional favourites to engage pre-schoolers and younger children.

The new format Family Days will kick off with a special National Science Week event on Sunday 20 August. To get the latest information about Family Days, sign up to the TMAG E-news, follow TMAG on Facebook and Twitter or check back to this page.



Join TMAG's dedicated Art Guides for a lively program of artist demonstrations, talks and practical workshops. This month's session is titled "Designing effective visual stories: working with children's book illustrations". This practical session will be taken by artists and art educators Pamela Shepherd and Jan Jeffreys, and will look at and put into practice methods used by illustrators to grab attention and excite imagination.

Date: Sunday 2 July 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Centre for Learning and Discovery Studio

No bookings required, however be early to secure a place.


NAIDOC Week 2017

TMAG will be celebrating NAIDOC Week with a range of special activities at the museum. Join us for a screening of documentary kanalaritja An Unbroken String during the day on Wednesday 5 July. Then on Thursday 6 July there will be a late night opening with live music and a bar available. On the night there will be an encore screening of kanalaritja An Unbroken String, as well as a panel discussion related to our current exhibition The Art of Science.

kanalaritja An Unbroken String screening
Date: Wednesday 5 July 2017
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Central Gallery

NAIDOC Week Late Night Opening
Live music, documentary screening and panel discussion
Date: Thursday 6 July 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Central Gallery and Argyle Galleries

Download the full program here


School Holiday Activities

TMAG has a range of activities planned to entertain children of all ages during the July School Holidays. In the first week, we are once again teaming up with the Festival of Voices to present a series of pop-up choir performances at the museum, then during the second week of the break the School Holiday Program returns with a range of drop-in activities.

Festival of Voices Pop-Up Performances
Tuesday 11 July, 1:00 pm: Hong Kong Children's Choir
Friday 14 July, 2:00 pm: Soulfood (NSW)
Friday 14 July, 2:30 pm: Constable (NSW)

School Holiday Program
Dates: Tuesday 18 - Friday 21 July 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Download a program of events here


Talks at TMAG

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is proud to host an ongoing series of free evening and lunchtime talks and lectures to enhance your intellectual life, spark your curiosity and enliven your mind. These are presented on-site at TMAG by a range of leading organisations.

Download the May - July 2017 program


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For more great arts experiences in and around Hobart, visit the Tasmanian Arts Guide.