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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  • Visited MONA 6 months ago with my grandma and absolutely hated it. Came back again this month with my family and had the time of my life! This time around I was in the posh pit of the ferry and downed...  more »
  • Wow - what a great building. We are familiar with the Katsalidis Republic Tower in Melbourne so we were anxious to see MONA and we weren't disappointed. The underground sandstone walls speak for thems...  more »
  • I booked the ferry to & from Mona and my entry ticket online. Super easy and the email has your tickets. All of them you can use directly from your phone. I had heard a lot about Mona before coming, s...  more »
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  • Very interesting place. The architecture is very interesting and unique. Most of it is underground. Some of the art in different and thought provoking. Coffee shops are good and the grounds are beautiful. Set adjacent to a winery. I did not take the boat from Hobart, but others who did, recommended that
  • The coolest modern art museum I've been to in my entire life. Honestly might be worth the trip to Hobart on its own. Take the ferry out if you can, because it just feels like a weird and cool extension of the whole experience. The art is sure to impress, and the grounds outside make you feel like you're visiting a Bond villain lair.
  • Amazing interactive museum - you could spend an entire day here and not complete all the different exhibitions. Love the use of technology in this museum - they give you a phone with an app that uses GPS to help you navigate through the museum and understand the pieces, while also allowing you to get on a queue for some of the exhibits which only takes in a few people at a time. The must see/ not to be missed at the museum are the 5 James Turrell pieces - incredible!
  • A modern museum/gallery done well. Quite an eclectic mix of old and new artworks in a range of different styles that never felt disjointed or conflicting. Great use of technology in both the installations and the incredibly useful GPS-based iPhone guide. The MONA grounds are also gorgeous. Catch the ferry in - a beautiful journey up the river - and make sure you spend some time walking around after your museum visit.
  • Refreshing museum concept that brings new life and curiosity to the same old blueprint of what a museum 'should' be. Some things you can only touch with your eyes, but most things you can experience and engage with in other physical ways - a nice change for a more tactile generation. If you're ever down in Hobart, then this is a must see. Give yourself from mid-morning to late afternoon to explore the whole crazy thing (and throw in a classy lunch while there, too).

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