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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

Cnr Argyle and Morrison Streets | on The Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6231 1518
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Great to bring antarctic expeditions to life for kids

My 9 year old son found this museum fascinating, bringing to life an antarctic expedition, as he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sandy e
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Runaway Bay, Australia
A real feel for the past

Friendly and informative staff compliment this wonderful exhibition. Text and video displays do a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Headsterb
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Sydney, Australia
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This true replica of the historic huts in Cape Denison - Antarctica - constructed in 1911 by the men of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, led by Dr Douglas Mawson. Constructed by heritage architects and builders, the replica was only made possible by a federal government grant and the generosity of many Tasmanian businesses and individuals who donated time, goods and goodwill. As a part of the Mawson's Huts Foundation, all profits are toward the conservation of the historic huts. Run by staff and volunteer,it is great for individuals and small groups including schools.
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Cnr Argyle and Morrison Streets | on The Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

My 9 year old son found this museum fascinating, bringing to life an antarctic expedition, as he tried to imagine sharing that space with a bunch of friends, lots of smelly clothes & howling winds.

Thank sandy e
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly and informative staff compliment this wonderful exhibition. Text and video displays do a great job in conveying the significance and history of early Antarctic expeditions. But the replica structure itself and the many genuine atifacts contained within give visitors a real sense of the...More

Thank Headsterb
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I only vaguely remembered Mawson's story from primary school but everything came back once I visited the hut. I found it entirely fascinating, especially the dedication of the non-profit foundation who is bringing it back to life in the Antarctic. You can spend a quick...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The insight this museum gave to the visitor is inspiring. The hardships and determination of Douglas Mawson and his team was nothing short of incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Leigh

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Douglas Mawson was the leade of this expeditionr. He often faced adversity in his expedition of 1911-1914, but he survived every time. Still two members died. One fell in a crevasse. Douglas erected a large cross for the victims. Douglas was a scientific guy and...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum with friendly volunteers. Lots of good reading, with the sounds of penguins and the fierce wind to give authenticity. Sad to see so many of the extra losers died there or in World War 1.

Thank JojoB221
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must visit this little museum. A fascinating display of Mawson hut and the story of the expeditions to the Antarctic. Mawsons story of survival and fortitude is a classic Aussie explorer story that everyone should know about. Captain John Davis who navigated several antarctic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know the story of Mawson but this replica hut from Antarctica and the artefacts tells a fascinating story about this scientist, his team and Australia's interest in this region. Well worth a visit with some very keen guides that seemed to have first hand...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting display with loads of information and relics. It is only a small museum but well worth the visit. There was a guide on hand to answer questions and plenty of information on the displays. Every Australian should know about these brave resilient...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We. We’re on a time limit when we stumbled across this fantastic museum and did a rushed tour. Loved what we saw but recommend you allow plenty of time to see all the amazing things that they have on display from the actual hut. Will...More

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Even thought there is no café at the museum if you boycott for that reason it is your great loss...I would suggest you at least make an exception in this case.
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Adult — $12 Concession — $10 Child (up to 16) — $4 Family — $28
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Hi, Ticket prices Adult - $12, Concession $10, Child 16yrs $4, Family $28. The website can be found on Google but I'm unable to enter it in this app?? Time spent looking at the attraction should be dependant on on your... More
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