Selected Museums and Galleries in the Huon Valley, south from Hobart Tasmania
Wooden Boat Centre at Franklin on the banks of the Huon River, southern Tasmania
Our volunteer guides take regular 40 minute tours so visitors can enter the wooden boatbuilding workshop and gain an understanding of tasmanian maritime history and see what boats the students are currently working on. Our mission is to keep the rare trade of wooden boatbuilding alive and well.
We invite you to understand what drives our passion. You will gain an understanding of the rich background of Australia's premier wooden boat centre, as well as Franklin's maritime history. Learn tall tales and true from our volunteer guides about the precious boat building timbers that are found exclusively in Tasmania, and tour the interpretive area and workshop where boats that are currently under construction and restoration can be seen.
You can guarantee a place in a tour by booking ahead, or often get a place with a short wait.
Apple Museum and Willie Smiths Cider
Spend a couple of hours at this museum, café, cider house and providore, in the rustic surrounds of an original apple shed built in 1942. Learn about the Huon's fascinating apple heritage told through the eyes of Willie Smith. A range of delicious ciders is available at cellar door and the café serves a simple menu of the finest regional products.
Selected Museums and Galleries in Hobart and Surrounds
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a great place for families to learn and have fun. Read all about the programs, resources and discoveries that await you and your family at TMAG. The only place to see a taxidermy Thylacine.
Museum of Old and New Art MONA
In the northern suburbs of Hobart is one of the world's great art museums. A fascinating underground labyrinth of strange and beautiful artworks and installations. Give it a try, you will either want to leave after one hour or will want to stay all day and probably come back again.
Tasmanian Aboriginal History Displays near Hobart
Aboriginal people have been living in Tasmania for at least 40,000 years. Despite English invasion and cultural repression, there are still plenty of cultural sites and practices. Some of these are available for respectful visitor interaction. Locations near Hobart City include:
The Melukerdee band of Aboriginal Tasmanians are the traditional and continuing custodians of the area south from Hobart. There are many significant sites, some of which are open for respectful visitor interaction. Locations in Huon Valley and Far South include: