Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) Tours
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Showcasing contemporary art alongside antiquities, the largely subterranean Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) draws primarily from the private collection of owner David Walsh. A must for visitors to Tasmania, Mona is a provocative and engaging place to spend a few hours or even the night.
Alongside temporary exhibitions, Mona’s permanent collection (called Monanism) is known for works such as Wim Delvoye's Cloaca Professional, a machine that replicates the human digestive system. Browse the art at your leisure with the aid of the O, a free device available at the museum that lets you read and listen to information about the works on display. Later, unwind at the on-site winery, restaurant, or café—or spend the night on one of the pavilions.
Some sightseeing tours of Hobart include entrance to Mona.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Most areas of Mona are accessible to wheelchairs.
- Strollers are permitted in the museum, or can be checked for free.
- Admission is free for visitors under age 18 and Tasmanians (ID required).
- Some artworks require an additional ticket.
How to Get There
Located on the Berriedale peninsula, Mona is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of downtown Hobart. There’s limited parking on-site, and buses and ferries leave regularly from the Mona Brooke St. Ferry Terminal. The ferry ride takes about 30 minutes and offers impressive views of the peninsula.
When to Get There
Most of the year, the museum is open Wednesday through Monday (except Christmas Day); in January, it’s open daily. Some pieces are on view only at certain times of the day. See the Mona website for details.
In summer, Mona hosts the outdoor Mona Foma music and art festival in Launceston. Its wintertime counterpart, Dark Mofo, is held at the museum in mid-June. A 5-day festival of art, music, film, and food, Dark Mofo delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, including a nude swim.
Address: 655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart, Victoria 7011, Australia
8 Tours and Activities to Experience Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Spend the day at Moorilla Estate for a unique Tasmanian winery experience that includes world-class art. You’ll start with a ferry ride and admission to Mona (the Museum of Old and New Art), known as much for its underground labyrinth-like architecture as for its art collection. Then enjoy a seasonal lunch, followed by a tasting and behind-the-scenes tour at Moorilla Estate, which continues to make ‘best of’ lists since it opened in 2011.
The natural wonder of Mt Wellington is a highlight just by itself, the breathtaking sheer 360 degree views of all the mountians & river estuaries are well & truly intagram worthy. Hobart Explore take you to two fascinating historical 18th century georgian locations.Richmond (1825) is a place lost in time,this amazing & beautiful georgian village offers dozens & dozens of buildings to explore or simply walk or picnic on its riverbank.Bellerive bluff fort (1888) was built to protect a defenseless Hobart,walk along the rampards,check out the gaol cells,12 tonne cannons or admire the gorgeous views.Unwind with your favourite beverage as you soak up the magnificent 180 degree views from Mt Nelson signal station.MONA offers very intresting & unique gardens,luxury accommodation,bars,restaurants,music sound stage,even cemetery but it isn't your run of the mill museum or art gallery,it's art can challenge your humanity,ethics & taste but everyone comes out of MONA with some sense of wonderment
Travel in luxurious high class quality coaches to some of Tasmania's most iconic convict, colonial, nature & wildlife destinations. Experience the absolute classic Tasmanian attractions every traveler wants to see.
One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Covers all of Hobart’s key attractions: Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Sat only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land - a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur tour is a direct bus to the historic site where you will have 4 hours to explore at your own pace. This 7 hour round trip departs Hobart at 10:30 AM getting back at around 5:30 PM.
Drink Tasmania is now available to accommodate customised private tours from Hobart in our luxury, fully electric Tesla Model S sedan. Do you have a special celebration that requires a uniquely memorable experience that you are looking to organise in Tasmania? We can arrange single day or multi-day tours for the avid whisky or wine aficionado’s that want the absolute in-depth experience of everything Tasmania has to offer, including visiting places that aren’t on our public tours. We can cater for small groups of 3 people (4 maximum), on single or multi-day tours. We are experienced in helping you with a special day such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and even in helping set the scene for that special intimate moment, such as for marriage proposals. If you have a birthday or wedding anniversary or would simply prefer to tour privately, we can customise this tour to your tastes and preferences.
A city experience with a dash of country charm. Get acquainted with Hobart’s fascinating history and local life, backstreets, galleries, markets and street eats with an expert local host. Head to The Agrarian Kitchen for a sensational meal and a tour of the fabulous surrounds and finish with a visit to the peerless MONA. It’s best to explore the museum at your own pace and return to downtown via a wonderful scenic ferry.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Indulge in a VIP day out with this 8-hour Hobart tour that combines wine and art. This 'posh-as' package includes round-trip ferry transport from the Brooke Street Pier, admission to Hobart's renowned Mona (Museum of Old and New Art), two courses at Mona's top notch restaurant with Moorilla wine pairings, a private tour of Moorilla's cutting-edge winery, an intimate tasting in David Walsh's private subterranean barrel room with a winery ambassador, and a bottle of Muse to take home.
Moorilla’s Wine Ambassador - a true expert in all things wine - will take you on a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Moorilla winery and vineyard. You’ll taste the wine as it’s being made and delve into the history of Moorilla, David Walsh and Claudio Alcorso, who planted Moorilla’s first vines. The tour includes an exclusive tasting of the best wines from Moorilla/Domaine A - decanted into fancy glassware, in the glamourous VIP tasting room. Includes a complimentary bottle of Muse wine to take home. Also onsite at Moorilla is Mona, Australia’s largest privately-owned gallery and museum. Mona exhibits everything from ancient Egyptian funerary objects and modernist masterpieces to a word waterfall. The Mona site - located on the banks of the River Derwent- is also home to luxury accommodation, bars, a restaurant and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)?
The best ways to experience Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) are:
- Moorilla Wine Meets Mona Art Day Trip
- breathtaking panoramic mountains,discover colonial convict history,MONA museum !
- Hobart Small Group Shore Excursion: MONA Museum & Local Wine & Cheese Tasting
- 3 day Tasmanian highlights tour – Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island
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