Mona is shut for now, but will reopen on 26 December. Four days a week, Fridays to Mondays. Pre-bookings are a must.
The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) was built by David Walsh 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, library, cemetery and tennis court.