Kentish Museum

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The Kentish Museum is a heritage museum at Sheffield, North West Tasmania. Sheffield is a 40-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a one-hour drive west of Launceston (93 km).
The Kentish museum preserves and displays artefacts from Sheffield’s history. Exhibits include agricultural machinery, minerals, shop fittings, old books, historical newspapers, pioneer household effects and clothing. The museum also has excellent displays on the history of hydro-electricity in the local area. The Kentish Museum is located in Sheffield’s main street and is open from 1000 until 1500 each day.
Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area’s rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest – a national competition of mural art.

Facilities

Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available History & Heritage

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Working Art Space exhibition

Working Art Space

Sheffield, Kentish

Fishing at dusk on Lake Barrington

Fishing in Kentish

Quad Bike crossing the creek

Mt Roland Quad Bikes

Claude Road, Kentish

A section of the pathway leading to our gallery that features inlaid mosaics and mosaic sculptures.

Working Art Space Sheffield

Sheffield, Kentish

An artist painting a mural

Kentish Visitor Information Centre - Story of the Sheffield Murals Audio Tour

Sheffield, Kentish

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