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Visit Mona

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Mona is a museum in Hobart, Tasmania.

We’ve got old art. New art. Wine. Dark corners. Nice views. Music.

Come along, catch the ferry, drink beer, eat cheese. Talk crap about the art. You’ll love it.

We’re open Friday to Monday, 10am⁠–⁠5pm.

See all our opening hours here.

Museum Entry

Bookings are a must, even if you’re Tasmanian.


Those visiting from another state, country or planet.


A regular non-Tasmanian adult ticket. This is most people. Probably you, in fact.


We accept the following: healthcare, pension, senior, student, and concession travel cards. ID requested upon entry.

Ages 12–17$17

Take it out of their pocket money. Some artworks may be confronting and / or not suitable for kids.

Ages 4–11$0

No proof of age required, unless your under 12 has a beard and a hangover. Some artworks may be confronting and / or not suitable for kids.

Infant 0–3 $0

Little ones welcome. They'll love all the darkness and (occasional) sudden loud noises.


Locals only.

Adult$5 deposit

It’s still free to get in, but you have to pay a $5 deposit. You can choose to get the money back after you visit (we’ll email you) or leave it with Daddy Walsh and he’ll pop it on the doggies. ID requested upon entry.

Ages 0–17$0

No proof of age required, unless your under 18 has a beard and a hangover. Some artworks may be confronting and / or not suitable for kids.

Infant 0–3$0

Companion card tickets are available. Contact Bookings & Enquiries on +61 (03) 6277 9978 or to book, or just present your card on arrival at the box office.

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

A dimly lit maze of staircases

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).

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Getting here

Mona is located eleven kilometres north of Hobart—about thirty minutes by ferry, or twenty minutes by road. The best way to get here is by ferry.


Our high-speed catamarans sail between Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier and Mona often, and take around thirty minutes one way. Read more ferry stuff here.


  • Departs Brooke St Pier

    • 9.15am
    • 10.15am
    • 11.15am
    • 12.15pm
    • 1.15pm
    • 2.15pm
    • 3.30pm
    • 4.30pm
    • 5.30pm*
    • * 5.30pm sailing only during peak season
  • Departs Mona

    • 9.45am
    • 10.45am
    • 11.45am
    • 12.45pm
    • 1.45pm
    • 3pm
    • 4pm
    • 5pm
    • 6pm*
    • * 6pm sailing only during peak season

The O

The O is your guide to Mona. You’ll need it to survive your visit. Download it now and feel really organised.

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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.

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.

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.


Parking is limited, book the ferry. Also, don't bring your boat / caravan as we don't have room.

Is Mona accessible?

Mona is mostly accessible, with some limitations. Check out the accessibility page for information, maps, the works.

Is there anything else to do, besides the museum?

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

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.

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.

Do you accept cash?

Nope. Mona is cashless.

Is Mona suitable for children?

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



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).


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.

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