Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania

IMG_1440 If visiting Tasmania, the Museum of Old and New Art is a must. You don’t want to leave without spending an afternoon here. This is by far one of the most unique art museums I have ever been to (and I’ve been to a lot).  I should also mention that on sight there is a winery and a brewery, truly quality beverages. Mona is about 20 minutes (by car) north of downtown Hobart.

Getting there:

In Hobart and don’t have a car or feel like driving? No worries! You can ride a sheep there. Well, not literally. You sit on a sheep on a ferry. But I forgot to mention that the sheep aren’t actually real. Just replicas. And when will you ever be able to tell people that you rode on a sheep to an art museum? They also have multiple ferry rides back to the pier throughout the day.

 

Being there:

As you arrive you’ll be greeted by many stunning outdoor art pieces. If you haven’t realized yet, this museum is unlike any other in the world. It’s totally unique, the contents inside and on the outside. The building itself is a complete work of art. When you enter and descend to the lower levels, you’ll be completely shocked by how roomy it is. Descending felt a bit eerie, but it also felt a exciting. It’s almost like you fall down a rabbit hole. You know, like Alice does in Alice in Wonderland. And that’s basically what’s happening. It’s not just an art museum, it’s a full sensory experience. You get lost. You also kind of forget about your own identity. It’s a total trip.

Afterwards:

“Did my life just peak?”

Yeah, if your an avid art lover, that question might cross your mind. I doubt I’ll ever experience an art museum as cool or unique again.

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