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A vibrant tapestry of creativity

Explore the inspired artistic offerings of Launceston

Launnie's acclaimed artistic energy is a vibe we love to share with locals and visitors alike. Our flourishing art, design, and theatre scene means there’s always a fascinating exhibition, stage show, or handcrafted treasure to delight in.

Consider this page your personal invitation to dive into our city's creative allure and let your imagination soar.

Queen Victoria Museum

While we acknowledge the inherent seriousness of art, we aspire to embrace a more open and 'arty' perspective, encouraging creativity to flourish.

At the Queen Victoria Museum, you can gaze in wonder at the stars with the Planetarium, learn about science, and wander through natural science displays spanning everything from geology to dinosaurs, shipwrecks, and bicycles.

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Queen Victoria Museum, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston

Queen Victoria Art Gallery

Discover our island's histories, identities, and stories in a fresh and contemporary context with the Art Gallery at Royal Park. Explore hidden gems from the gallery stores, learn about the history and culture of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, and view major commissions by leading Australian contemporary artists.

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Queen Victoria Art Gallery, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston

Shop locally made creations

Tassie's dramatic, wild, and pristine landscapes are a source of inspiration for many local artists and craftspeople. Uncover handmade pieces in boutique shops scattered throughout the city centre – you're sure to take home a cherished keepsake (or two).

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Theatre North

Spectacular live theatre and dance

For aficionados of theatrical brilliance and enthralling live performances, Theatre North serves as an unparalleled focal point in Launnie. The Princess Theatre and Earl Arts Centre set the stage for our lively performing arts ecosystem. Hosting all manner of productions, from captivating dramas and musicals to intricate dance performances, the Princess Theatre is more than a stage – it's a community treasure.

If you're looking to truly engage with the artistic pulse of our city through song, dance, and drama, an evening at these venues should hold a premier spot on your itinerary.

Design Tasmania

Committed to enriching Tasmania's design landscape since 1976, Design Tasmania offers stunning exhibitions and collections, and a specialist store. Carefully crafted to promote diversity and inclusivity, the not-for-profit centre aims to bring design within reach of a broad audience.

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Design Tasmania, corner of Brisbane and Tamar Streets, Launceston

Dada Muse

This renovated 1842 Johnstone and Wilmot structure blends historical elements with a modern art museum. Visitors can explore the gallery through self-guided QR code tours or daily guided tours on the upper floor.

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Exhibitions and shows