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Your museum entry ticket gets you in the door and lets you explore our general collection and the farthest reaches of David’s lounge room (some artworks require a separate ticket). You can book timed entry or wildcard; more info below.

 

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    Friday to Monday, 10am⁠–⁠5pm

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FAQs

Should I book in advance?

We recommend booking ahead so you don't have to queue (or miss out, as there are limited timed entry slots). Book here.

Can I change my booking date?

Yes, subject to availability. Contact our Bookings & Enquiries team on +61 (3) 6277 9968 or tickets@mona.net.au ahead of time.

Do I have to arrive right on time?

Your timed entry ticket grants you entry within the hour marked on it. If you're unsure when you'll be arriving, grab a wildcard ticket.

What is the booking fee?

A $3.50 transaction fee applies to most advanced bookings (with some exclusions). See our full Terms and Conditions here.

What's a wildcard ticket?

A wildcard ticket has no allocated entry time. Just show up when you like and join the queue to get in.

Is Mona suitable for children?

Art can sometimes be confronting. Download the O for warnings during your visit.

How long should I allow to visit Mona?

You could probably speed through everything in three or four hours, but we recommend you hang around—make a day of it.

Do you have a visitor guide?

We do, it's called the O. We highly recommend you download it before you visit, it's very helpful.

Do you accept cash?

Nope. Mona is cashless.

Is there anything else to do, besides the museum?

Yep. Heaps. Check out our stuff to do page.

I'm catching the ferry, where should I park?

If you're driving to our ferry terminal at Brooke Street Pier, we recommend parking in the multi-storey car parks in Argyle Street, Centrepoint or Market Place, or in the Dunn Place off-street car park. These will give you 3 or more hours of parking. We think you'll need it. A list of Hobart car parks is available here.

Accessible parking spaces close to Brooke Street Pier can be found along Franklin Wharf, Salamanca Place and Castray Esplanade.
There’s a drop-off area directly in front of Brooke Street Pier.

Accessibility

Parking

We have parking on site, but there's not much of it (catch the ferry). Accessible parking is available; turn left at the top of the driveway and follow the signs. There's a drop-off area too—turn right at the top of the drive.

Public transport

Metro bus numbers 510, 520, 522 and X20 pass Mona. Prices vary. See timetables here.

Getting around

Mobility aids
Mona is mostly accessible for mobility aids (wheelchairs, walking frames and scooters), prams, and assistance and guide dogs. The museum has a ground-level entrance, including an information desk, cloaking and shop; and three subterranean floors: B1 nearest the top, then B2, and B3 at the very bottom. Three lifts operate inside the museum: the main lift takes you from the museum entrance down to B3 and B1; the internal lift shuttles between B3, B2 and B1, but does not exit the museum; and the Pharos atrium travels from B3 to B2, connecting the underground tunnel network. We recommend bringing your own mobility aids (there’s quite a bit of walking in the museum). Mona has some wheelchairs available to borrow, but these can’t be reserved in advance. Speak to staff at the museum entrance when you get here.

Some parts of the museum are not accessible with mobility aids: the Pausiris chamber, parts of the heritage-listed Round House building, and certain artworks such as James Turrell’s Unseen Seen, Richard Wilson’s 20:50 and Alfredo Jaar’s The Divine Comedy.

Taking a break
There are seats throughout the museum if you want to relax (just don’t sit on the art, the curators get sad when that happens, unless it’s an art seat). There’s even a bar. Settle in. Have a drink. If you need somewhere quiet for a break, try the parent and carer room on B3. Speak to gallery staff positioned throughout the museum if you need assistance.

Good to know
The museum can get a bit dark, noisy and sometimes smelly. Strobe lighting operates in some areas; check the map on your O. Be aware if you don’t like confined spaces. Ditto the feeling of getting a bit lost. It’s all part of your journey through Mona. Mona’s grounds are a bit hilly and mostly accessible via footpaths and ramps. Here you’ll find the mostly accessible Moorilla Wine Bar and Ether Building, which houses accommodation reception on the ground floor and the Source Restaurant and Cellar Door upstairs (accessible via lift).

Toilets

Accessible toilets are located across Mona. In the museum: next to the museum entrance; and on B3, next to the Void Bar (close to the main lift), in Pharos (just behind Faro Bar and Restaurant) and in the Round House at the far end of the floor. Outside the museum: in the Moorilla Wine Bar and Ether Building. Most accessible toilets have change facilities and the one by the Void Bar has a sharps disposal bin. Additional toilets can be found on B2 and in Faro.

Supportive time slots

It’s Mona, plus extra staff on the floor in case you need a bit more support. They’re the ones with the bright pink lanyards, and have undergone accessibility training. Supportive time slots are held when the museum is usually less busy: Saturdays at 10am, and Fridays, Sundays and Mondays at 3pm. Follow the prompts to book museum entry and we’ll see you there.