Opening hours

Mona is open four days a week. Fridays to Mondays, 10am–5pm. From 26 December onward, we’ll be open Thursdays–Mondays (until 10 April), and we’ll be open 10am–6pm until the end of January.


The Source Restaurant is open for lunch Friday–Monday, 12–4pm. Pre-bookings essential.
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Faro Bar & Restaurant is open for lunch Friday–Monday 12pm + 2.30pm, and dinner Friday–Sunday from 6pm. Pre-bookings essential.
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Our other bars and eateries are open during museum hours.
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Everyone needs a ticket. Even if you’re Tasmanian. Bookings are a must.

Please note: Mona is cashless. This includes all tickets, restaurants and bars. Bring your card.

Limited cloaking is available, but please don’t bring your suitcases / large bags / surfboards. They won’t fit.



If you've booked tickets—but can't find them—you can request a new link to your mobile tickets here:




It's still free to get in to the museum. But there’s a catch. You have to pre-book your trip and pay a deposit; if you show up, you can get your deposit back. We are restricted with numbers so we can’t have people booking and then not showing up. If you do that, the cost is $10 and a lifetime of shame.

The deposit is $10, adults and concession only. No deposit for under 18s (but booking still required).

After your visit, you will receive an email wherein you can choose to have your $10 refunded, or leave it with Daddy Walsh and he’ll pop it straight on the doggies.


For everyone else, museum entry is $35 for adults, $30 concession and $10 for under 18s and free for under 12s.

You can book timed museum entry or a wildcard. For wildcards: join the queue on the O when you get here, and we’ll let you know when you can enter the museum.

Under 18s are free, but will still need to book a timed or wildcard ticket.


Free for everyone (no booking required). Art on the lawns and museum plaza, plus outdoor eating and drinking, plus live music daily. Plus plus. Does not include museum entry.

Getting here

Mona is located eleven kilometres north of Hobart, Tasmania—approximately twenty-five minutes by ferry, or twenty minutes by road.

Mona is located eleven kilometres north of Hobart, Tasmania—approximately twenty-five minutes by ferry, or twenty minutes by road.



Our high-speed catamarans sail between Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier and Mona often, and take around twenty-five minutes one way. Please phone Ticket Support if you’d like to make a booking for a passenger under four.

There are 99 steps upon arrival at Mona. The jetty isn’t accessible for mobility aids (wheelchairs, walking frames, scooters) or prams at the moment—we apologise for this and assure you we’re working on it (you’ll find more information about accessibility at Mona below). If this impacts your visit to Mona, please call Ticket Support to discuss your options.

All passengers on Mona transport are encouraged to wear a face mask.

+61 (3) 6277 9978

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Posh Pit

$60 one way or return, same-day travel only

Escape the riff-raff in the ferry’s private lounge, bar and deck. Includes free drinks, tiny food and inflated egos.

The Posh Pit is at the pointy end of the boat (separate to standard). If you are travelling with children, you will need to book them into the Posh Pit too.



$25 one way or return, same-day travel only

Sit on sheep / tigers. Go to the bar.



655 Main Road
Berriedale Tasmania 7011

$17 one way or return, same-day travel only

Catch our wheelchair-accessible bus to Mona. Departs Hobart from outside Brooke Street Pier and takes around thirty minutes one way.

If you require wheelchair access, please call Ticket Support to book. +61 (3) 6277 9978.

All passengers on Mona transport are encouraged to wear a face mask

View Bus Timetable >



Other ways


Parking is free, but there’s not much of it. Allow twenty minutes. Accessible parking is available; head up the driveway and turn left. Look for the signs.



Australia wide


The northern suburbs (that’s where Mona is) are connected to Hobart via the intercity cycleway.

Public transport

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

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A great option. Use the app.

We’re following advice from state and federal health authorities about how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.  

Measures include:

  • Timed and staggered museum entry;
  • Physical distancing controls;
  • Distinct service times in our restaurants, so we can manage capacity;
  • Increased cleaning;
  • Advanced hygiene protocols;
  • Visitor and staff record keeping.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not visit Mona. If you have booked tickets, contact us and we’ll organise a refund or exchange (see our Terms and Conditions for more info). For more information about our safety measures, please email Ticket Support at

We don’t have labels on the wall at Mona. We have the O. Use it to find out about the art on display, and a bunch of other stuff as well. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play, and bring your headphones, too.

The O supports VoiceOver and screen reader functionality.

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Most of Mona is accessible, but unfortunately the Pausiris chamber, certain artworks (Unseen Seen, The Divine Comedy) and parts of the Round House are not. If you have difficulties walking long distances, we recommend bringing a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Or if you would like to borrow a wheelchair from Mona, see staff at the museum entrance. Please note that wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance.

If arriving by ferry, you’ll disembark at the bottom of the 99 stairs that lead up to the museum entrance. The jetty isn’t wheelchair or pram accessible at the moment—we apologise for this and assure you we’re working on it; we’ve begun work on an alternate museum entrance, in consultation with Morris Goding Access Consulting. We also have a wheelchair-accessible bus.

If driving to Mona, you will find accessible parking at the top of the driveway; turn left and look for the signs.

Accessible toilets and baby change facilities can be found throughout Mona. Ask staff for directions when you get here, or check your O device.

If you have specific requirements, or would like to discuss your transport options, please contact Ticket Support on +61 (3) 6277 9978 before visiting. And if you have any advice or feedback on accessibility at Mona, please let us know by completing this online form.

If you are visiting Mona with more than ten friends, you will need to phone Ticket Support to organise your museum entry and transport tickets.

+61 (3) 6277 9978

School Groups

School groups are very welcome at Mona but please book at least 14 days ahead of time. To book, we require one teacher per every ten students for contact tracing.

Due to the pandemic, we won’t be handing out O devices; download the O app to your iPhone or Android device. We’ll also provide you with resources to help plan your visit.

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Mona is cashless. Includes our restaurants, bars, and ticketed artworks. Bring your card.

Lost & found

If you lose something, see staff at the visitor information desk, or email

First aid

Speak to a staff member.

Strobe lights

Strobe lighting and loud audio operate in some galleries. Use the map on The O to avoid these parts of the museum or speak with staff about which artworks to avoid.


Limited cloaking is available, but please don’t bring your suitcases / large bags / surfboards. They won’t fit.

Content warning

Some artworks may be confronting and / or not suitable for kids. Check the O for the adult content icon or ask a gallery attendant.


The museum is mostly subterranean. Be aware if you don't like confined spaces and low lighting. Speak to staff if you need assistance.


No tripods, flashes, or professional photography. If you’re on Instagram or Twitter, tag your snaps with #monamuseum and @monamuseum. You can also check in at


Outside only. Please use the ashtrays provided.


No BYO on site. Sorry.

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