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Holidays in Museum of Old and New Art

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Museum of Old and New Art showing modern architecture and interior views

Hobart’s remarkable Museum of Old and New Art has a surprising mix of thought-provoking installation art, modern paintings, sculptures and ancient artefacts. 

Plan a day trip to take in the vast collection, and grand design, of Australia’s largest privately owned art museum. MONA stands for Museum of Old and New Art and the galleries showcase emotive and sometimes shocking modern art along with old artefacts and antiques.

Labyrinthine rooms and mezzanine floors give a sense of child-like discovery to this place. It’s “a subversive Disneyland for Adults”, according to its founder and chief collector, Hobart-born David Walsh. His plans for the museum were unconventional, even groundbreaking, and MONA is now one of the most talked about museums in the world.

Admire the large, modern building burrowed down into sandstone cliffs and find its doorway hidden behind a tennis court. Ride the cylindrical lift down to the cavernous subterranean floor to begin your journey through the unpredictable world of MONA. Use the electronic device that you’ve been handed at the reception to get multimedia information about the art and artists and to give your feedback.

The private collection is constantly evolving but always provides a thought-provoking art experience that may delight, surprise or shock you. Previous exhibits have included Egyptian sarcophagi, X-rays of sexual acts, antique coins, a tattooed skin, a metal lacework “cement truck”, a machine that turns food into excrement and a painted Aboriginal rainbow serpent covering a thousand panels by the late Australian artist Sidney Nolan.

Each January MONA hosts an art and music festival called MONA FOMA, with international and local, alternative and classical music acts. Like everything at MONA, the festival is challenging, celebratory and diverse. MONA is part of the Moorilla Winery and Vineyard along the Derwent River. There is a restaurant, café, jewellry store, art house cinema, theatre, concert stage, book shop, wine-tasting room and hotel on site. You can get to MONA by car, bus and ferry. Parking is free. The best way to capture the museum’s architecture is to arrive by ferry, leaving from the Brooke Street terminal in central Hobart. There is an admission fee for the museum. Tasmanians enter for free.

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Riverfront Motel & Villas
Riverfront Motel & Villas
3 out of 5
11 Strathaven Drive, Rosetta, TAS
The price is AU$84 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Located in Rosetta, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Museum of Old and New Art, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Franklin Wharf. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (690 reviews)
"Everything was fine"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

Riverfront Motel & Villas
Mona Pavilions
Mona Pavilions
5 out of 5
655 Main Road, Berriedale, TAS
The price is AU$469 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Located in Berriedale, this luxury hotel is steps away from Moorilla Estate and Museum of Old and New Art. Claremont House and Derwent Entertainment Centre are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (144 reviews)
Beautiful Stay
"The pavilion was beautiful. The staff members who checked us in were delightful. The pool was relaxing. Breakfast fantastic. The lady who checked us was abrupt and rude."

Reviewed on 7 Apr. 2021

Mona Pavilions
Colonial Accommodation @ Undine
Colonial Accommodation @ Undine
4.5 out of 5
6 Dodson Street, Rosetta, TAS
Located in Rosetta, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Moorilla Estate and Museum of Old and New Art. Tasmanian Transport Museum and Derwent ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
"Hosts were friendly and gracious, the room had a wonderful feel to it."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2019

Colonial Accommodation @ Undine
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Riverfront Motel & Villas
Riverfront Motel & Villas
3 out of 5
11 Strathaven Drive, Rosetta, TAS
The price is AU$84 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Riverfront Motel & Villas
Mona Pavilions
Mona Pavilions
5 out of 5
655 Main Road, Berriedale, TAS
The price is AU$469 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
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Colonial Accommodation @ Undine
Colonial Accommodation @ Undine
4.5 out of 5
6 Dodson Street, Rosetta, TAS
Colonial Accommodation @ Undine
Views, Spa, Close to Mona, Wifi & Netflix
Views, Spa, Close to Mona, Wifi & Netflix
6A Chablis Ct, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$228 per night from 26 Aug. to 26 Aug.
Views, Spa, Close to Mona, Wifi & Netflix
Family Friendly Home, With Views of Mona
Family Friendly Home, With Views of Mona
37 Catherine St, Hobart, TAS
Family Friendly Home, With Views of Mona
Claremont House
Claremont House
4 out of 5
12 Lady Clark Avenue, Claremont, TAS
The price is AU$89 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Claremont House
Claremont Hotel Motel
Claremont Hotel Motel
3 out of 5
1 Main Road, Claremont, TAS
The price is AU$105 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Claremont Hotel Motel
Spacious Apartment - Views of Mona, 15 Minute Drive to Hobart Cbd!!!
Spacious Apartment - Views of Mona, 15 Minute Drive to Hobart Cbd!!!
11 McLean Ct, Hobart, TAS
Spacious Apartment - Views of Mona, 15 Minute Drive to Hobart Cbd!!!
Otago Cottage
Otago Cottage
3.5 out of 5
19 Restdown Drive, Otago, TAS
Otago Cottage
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