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Experience art (but not as you know it) at MONA

Some of the operating procedures at MONA may have changed due to COVID19. Please check their website for further details.  

Australia’s largest privately-owned museum, you could easily spend a whole day exploring the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The museum is located on Hobart’s River Derwent at Berriedale, only 15 minutes drive north from Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is open Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 5 pm, however it is closed on Tuesdays. If you don’t have a car, why not take yourself just across the road to the docks where ferries regularly depart for Mona at the Brooke Street Pier?

Learn more about the history of MONA

Housed over 3 underground levels, The Museum of Old and New was built by David Walsh in 2011 to show off his collection of modern and contemporary art. It is Australia’s largest private collection, housing over 1900 pieces including some of the most eclectic and controversial pieces in the world!

With little nooks and crannies to discover throughout the building, a hidden library, and delicious dining options with their restaurants and fully stocked bars, the museum will keep you entertained for hours. Even during those rainy days!

As well as housing a private museum, MONA also houses a winery, vineyard, wine bar, library, and an offsite brewery called Moo Brew. So, if artwork antiquities aren't for you, there is surely something to keep you entertained.

Grand Chancellor Hobart is the best place to stay within walking distance to the ferry to MONA. The ferry (The MR1) is only a 5 minute walk away across the Hobart docks from the Hotel. For further information on how to get there, upcoming events, and a full timetable of both departures and returns please visit MONA's official website

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Photo Via: Mona and Rémi Chauvin