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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery description and photos - Australia: Lanseston (Tasmania). Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
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Established in 1891, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is one of the main cultural attractions in Lanseston and Australia's largest museum outside the capital city. The museum houses an excellent collection of items of colonial and modern art, exhibitions dedicated to the history of Tasmania and the history of natural sciences, the zoological collection is of particular value.
One of the most interesting exhibits is a real Chinese temple, which was built in the 19th century by Chinese tin mine workers. There is also a functioning planetarium and a whole 19th century railway depot. The museum holds a unique Victoria Cross - the highest military award of Great Britain, which was awarded posthumously to Lewis McGee, Australian sergeant during the First World War.
The museum's collections are located in two buildings: in a purpose-built building in the Royal Park and in the town of Inveresk, where the railway depot used to be. One third of the former depot's impressive space is now occupied by an art gallery, while the rest is given to the Academy of Arts, a joint brainchild of the University of Tasmania and the Polytechnic University. Here you can see the skeletons of dinosaurs, death masks of the Tasmanian aborigines and the constellations of the southern sky.
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