Kentish Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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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Nearby Things to Do

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Sheffield and Mt Roland from Kimberleys Lookout

Kimberleys Lookout

Nook, Kentish

Working Art Space, The

Working Art Space Sheffield

Sheffield, Kentish

Lake Barrington is a great place for fishing, boating and camping

Lake Barrington

Wilmot, Kentish

Harley Davidson experience north west Tasmania. Two seater sidecar tour around stunning Mt Roland

Sidecar Tours Tasmania

Sheffield, Kentish

Some of the pottery at On Trak Gallery

On Trak Gallery

Sheffield, Kentish

An artist painting a mural

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

Sheffield, Kentish

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