David Walsh built the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) to house his collection of ancient, modern and contemporary art. Located on the banks of the Derwent a short ferry trip from Hobart, Mona is Australia’s largest private museum with three levels of underground galleries, which visitors explore with custom-built, handheld technology, called the O, that tells them about the artworks on display. Mona is David’s playground and experiment: we need art, he says, but for what?
Mona is also home to two wineries and a brewery, several bars and restaurants, luxury accommodation pavilions, a library, cemetery and tennis court.
Disabled AssistanceDisabled access available
MembershipAustralian Museums and Galleries Association Meetings and Events Australia Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre
AccreditationAustralian Tourism Accreditation
Adult $30 / Concession $27
Under 18s free (but still need to book a ticket)
Tasmanian free ($10 booking deposit, which you can get back if you show up)
All visitors to Mona need to check in with the COVIDSafe app