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 2016 program, click here. For the September 2016 program, click here.

1:30 pm
Winter Highlights 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 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 am, 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, free day out at your museum! Tempest has arrived at TMAG and August's Family Day will focus on the exhibition's themes.  

Date: Sunday, 28 August 2016
Suitable for all ages
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  

Download a program of events here


Beyond the Watergate  

Journey beyond the historic Watergate for an evening of food, drink and entertainment at TMAG.  

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free entry, 18+ only  

Visit the Beyond the Watergate website for more information


Extinction Matters BioBlitz  

To help commemorate National Threatened Species Day and the 80th anniversary of the death of the last thylacine or Tasmanian tiger in 1936, TMAG will be taking part in the Extinction Matters BioBlitz on the Queen’s Domain. The BioBlitz will be a festival of science in nature - an effort by    the community, working with scientists and naturalists, to discover and record as many living things as possible within 30 hours. New information will be obtained, while participants share the joy of science in general and the discovery of Hobart’s local biodiversity in particular.  

TMAG staff will be hosting a variety of exciting activities throughout the BioBlitz.  

Early Learner Naturalists
Discover what it’s like to be a naturalist – from identifying tracks and scats, to searching for birds, bugs and more. TMAG staff will share their skills and experience in identifying species.
Dates: Friday 2 September (schools only) and    Saturday 3 September 2016
Times: 10:15 am – 10:45 am, 11:00 am – 11:30 am, 11:45 am – 12:15pm, 12:45 pm – 1:15pm and 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm.  

Identification and pinning session
Work with Dr Byrne to identify, pin, label and set moths and other flying insects of interest from the previous night’s surveys.
Date: Saturday 3 September 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

Activities are free to attend, however please register your interest at the BioBlitz Eventbrite page.
You can find out more about all the activities on offer at the BioBlitz website.  



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

Date: Sunday, 4 September 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Centre for Learning and Discovery  

Free session, no bookings required - however be early as spaces are limited  


Tempest Public Programs  

TMAG is presenting a range of public programs related to Tempest throughout the exhibition, including curator talks, performances and special events. For more information visit the dedicated Tempest website.  

Download the Tempest Public Programs flyer for September here

Download the full Tempest Public Programs flyer 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.  

To download the May - August 2016 program, click here.  


For further information about TMAG events, follow our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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