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 September 2016 program, click here.

1:00 pm
Highlights tour of our Welcome Garden, historic Commissariat Complex and the Bond Store exhibitions.

2:00 pm
Highlights tour of the treasures of the Central and Henry Hunter 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.            


School Holidays            

TMAG has a wonderful program of free events planned for the September-October School Holidays, including performances, workshops and activities.            

Storm Chasers
Come and experience three free special performances by Terrapin Puppet Theatre created especially for TMAG and the Tempest exhibition. Watch as Prospero’s Library comes to life in unexpected and magical ways.
Dates: Tuesday 27 September - Sunday 2 October 2016
Times: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Duration: 20 minutes    

Storytelling With Objects
Terrapin presenters will be sharing their knowledge and skills in one day workshops especially designed for 10 – 14 year olds. Children aged 10 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Carers of older children are also welcome to attend – let us know when you book.
Dates: Tuesday 4 - Sunday 9 October 2016
Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bookings essential. Click here to book.    

School Holiday Program
Enjoy a variety of free, drop-in activities during the second week of the School Holidays.
Dates: Tuesday 4 October - Friday 7 October 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm    

Download a copy of the full school holiday program here



Join TMAG's dedicated Art Guides for a lively program of artist demonstrations, talks and practical workshops. This month is a workshop titled 'Weather with Clouds', inspired by the wonderful Tempest exhibition. Join Diane Casimaty and Helen Bidgland  to explore different media and methods for representing the energy of tempestuous skies.    

Free workshop    

Date: Sunday, 2 October 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Centre for Learning and Discovery, Large Studio          

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


Family Day            

Come join us at TMAG for a fun day out at your museum! Free activities and entertainment suitable for all ages.            

Date: Sunday, 25 September 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm            

Download the Family Day flyer here


Beyond the Watergate            

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

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free entry, 18+ only            

Visit the Beyond the Watergate website for more information


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 September - December 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.