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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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Fascinating

Tim was the volunteer inside the hut on the morning we visited- he was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
OYM
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Sydney
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Really worthwhile

Probably should have left ourselves a bit more time to make the most of this museum. Really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
S R
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Brisbane, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cnr Argyle and Morrison Streets | on The Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6231 1518
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tim was the volunteer inside the hut on the morning we visited- he was very knowledgeable and welcoming. A lot of information and experience is packed into this small display- it's fascinating to learn how Mawson and his crew lived and worked. Clearly much work...More

Thank OYM
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably should have left ourselves a bit more time to make the most of this museum. Really interesting reading and displays giving some great information on what an amazing part of our history.

Thank S R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is not for everyone's taste but if you are interested in history, adventure and science, this is an excellent place. Volunteers were very courteous and helpful. Very educational and a lot to read there. commemorative stamps and first day cover about Sir Douglas Mawson...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is fine to take photos within the exhibit. If there is a volunteer guide whilst you are there, make use of them! They have plenty of stories to tell !!

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a modest entry fee ( that goes towards restoring his hut in Antarctica) this is worth an hour of your time. The volunteers were very helpful, knowledgeable. Now here's some history that needs to be taught in schools.

Thank Steven W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a look at this magic place late last year and found it extremely interesting and informative, well done to all concerned :)

Thank Bojangles1954
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small unassuming replica hut contains a wealth of information about the Mawson expedition to the South Pole over 100 years ago. The real highlight of Mawson’s hut are the volunteers who patiently answer questions explaining all facets of how 18 young men lived and...More

Thank Jenny P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to see the history of Mawson very knowledgeable volunteer who discussed the history of the place. Only negative was not being able to find parking near the attraction with a bus load of children.

Thank Harle33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this great museum & well done to all involved,great tour guide & lots of interesting things to see

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

usually museums are my husband's scene- but this day I chose to accompany him and found this etup fantastic. so much thought has gone into the displays ,all easily understood, with superb photos and artifacts. Perfect 10 out of 10 score.

Thank Renate B
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Tom H
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Response from Grammar Q | Reviewed this property |
No food outlet at the museum, but an excellent choice of food outlets in the streets nearby!
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23 April 2017|
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Response from s c | Property representative |
Adult — $12 Concession — $10 Child (up to 16) — $4 Family — $28
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SalmanLondon
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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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