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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  • Just finished visiting MONA. An incredibly confusing, annoying place. An utter waste of time. They appear to be all out to annoy visitors by having minimal, if any signage outside so you can find the ...  more »
  • A very interesting museum, well worth the visit. You need to allow most of the day to do Mona justice. The exhibits "Unseen Seen" and "Weight of Darkness" are bizarrely interesting and stimulating. Th...  more »
  • A planned visit based on a cruise to Hobart. I had some idea of what to expect but my wife was somewhat uncertain after mixed comments. Booking was simple with the ferry option selected. This is highl...  more »
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  • Art Museum, this museum is so good. Love those art and craft in here. Spend 3 hours in 1 level, so many art pieces to see, so many crafts and information. After 3 hours, went upstairs for a break, there is a cafe in here. Food taste good, love my cake and milkshake. I should have spend 2 days here but we had only schedule for 1 day. Lots to see, yet not enough time. I would love to visit the museum again.
  • This museum is Hobarts must see attraction. It’s only $22 to get in & $20 for the bot trip which has a bar and comfy seats. The museum though is one of the best, quirky museums I’ve been too. Lots of cool things to explore, very polite staff & fun & interactive for all ages. A few exhibits are not kid friendly, you might have to explain a few of them, but it’s worth it for the adults among us. Highly recommend. Also check out the men’s toilet downstairs with the mirrors. Very interesting perspective.
  • An adult's wonderland! I can't imagine going to Hobart and not visiting. We had experienced a great deal of rainy weather around our visit and thought this was simply going to be a good indoor activity to keep us busy but it turned out to be a highlight of our trip. Food and drinks are fabulous. Great escape for your imagination.
  • We spent the afternoon at MONA and it was well worth the visit. Amazing guided experience. They have left no detail out with thought provoking pieces in residence. The cafe was also stunning. We had a cafe in the sun with an amazing view of the water. We caught the ROMA back to town. Very easy to visit and plenty of lifts for easy access of the venue too.
  • MONA is what every art museum should strive to be: evocative, interactive, and delightful. Certainly the museum has excellent pieces on display, but it’s the experience of being surprised and shocked after every room and in each hallway that really makes coming here worthwhile. We had planned to stay for three hours and ended up staying six. The included “O” guides themselves made the art come alive and served to remedy one of the biggest problems modern art faces: a failure to communicate to average viewers. With the guide in hand as an art teacher and interpreter, I felt for the first time in a modern art museum I could appreciate what the artist was trying to do and why, as opposed to being baffled that said piece was considered art at all.

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