Mona, Berriedale

3.8
A large, privately owned art museum, Mona represents the love child of Tasmanian millionaire David Walsh, who nicknamed it a "subversive Disneyland for adults." Built into the cliffside, the museum features a labyrinth of intentionally gloomy, windowless exhibition spaces displaying Walsh's collection of fun, quirky, and provocative art. Take a self-guided tour with an iPod--you'll receive one upon entrance--and begin your journey by walking down the spiral flight of stairs. The museum opened in 2011 after a renovation to the tune of $75 million. To visit Mona and get the most from your holiday in Berriedale, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berriedale trip planning app .
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  • Was told this was a must see...but for me and my mum (who admittedly aren’t the most artistically inclined) it wasn’t all that. Lots of odd concepts and “art” pieces around. But interesting layout as ...  more »
  • Really, the stuff that pours out of my friend’s mouth is way worse than what’s on the walls here. Loved the labia. The oil room was cool! The Hiroshima book stack gave me goosebumps. The strobe lights...  more »
  • I freely admit that I am not a big fan of modern art but hoped that the "Old" in the name would be a bit more substantial than it turned out to be. A few Egyptian artefacts hidden amongst a lot of sel...  more »
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  • Definitely the best thing in Hobart! Been to so many art galleries and this one is unexpectedly Excellent - it's a justified hype!!! Very impressive esp in the mental stimulation stakes...a refreshing and awesome creative asset much needed in Oz! Loved eating on the outdoor green tables and the view from the restaurant too. Great wine list and delicious Yuzu aperitif. The complex is also nice to visit. Ferry ride a bit expensive but understandable...comfy seats and the sheep are a nice touch. It's a nice leisurely half day or day out for sure...a must visit when visiting Hobart and probably the most interesting new building in Oz for me to date right down to the capsule glass elevators!
  • Make sure you allow plenty of time to walk through the exhibitions. It expands over quite a few levels and is recommended you start at the lowest level and make your way back to the ground level. Also there is a quaint little cafe outside for those who need a caffeine fix or a quick bite
  • Interesting diverse collection quite unlike any museum. Stuff you won't see in regular museums. Some exhibits were rather confronting. The changing lighting and claustrophobic atmosphere in some parts gave me a headache. The tea cart for a good coin donation was well appreciated. Head set iPod commentary was good. Yes, do visit.
  • What an experience! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Hobart or just generally Australia. We spent time stretching from a Ferry Ride at 11:00 AM until departing at 5:00. It gave us time to walk through in a relaxed format and spend time at the wine bar, which is worth the stop. As it gets built out I would say you could definitely spend the whole afternoon here or even more. It challenges you to wonder about art, wonder about the motives of David Walsh, ponder why you would watch a piece of art actually poop, so many questions.
  • Great experience here--we stayed for hours! Do the audio tour and listen to info on each room. Sign up for the special exhibits, because they fill up fast. Plenty to eat and drink on site.

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