Apr
20
2012

Historic coins at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Whether you're a coin collector, a history buff or simply love learning, there is always something new to discover at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

This Hobart icon is home to a number of fascinating exhibits, including a long-term display of one of Australia's most important coin and medal collections.

Featuring more than 350 medals and coins, the Stories From the State Numismatics Collection display brings some of the most important events in Tasmanian history to life.

You'll be able to experience the stories behind the end of convict transportation, the introduction of federation banknotes and Australia's transition to decimal currency as you take in the fascinating displays.

This permanent exhibition also features one of the nation's most important collections of Roman coins, which were donated by Lord Talbot de Malahide.

Entry to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is free and the museum is open between 10:00 and 17:00 seven days a week (except for Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.

If you've never been to the museum before, guided tours are available from Wednesday to Sunday at 14:30. This is an excellent way to learn more about the highlights of each exhibition and get to know your way around the museum.

Entrance Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (may presently be out of use due to alterations)

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Photos of Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
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