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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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very informative

Very informative and very good to see the actual size of the hut, I did not know much about the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tracy b
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Melbourne, Australia
Interesting

They have set this museum up as a replica of Mawson’s hut and it is easily accessible from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennie W
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Wollongong
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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

Very informative and very good to see the actual size of the hut, I did not know much about the significance but my husband knew all about it and it was very good for both of us.

Thank Tracy b
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have set this museum up as a replica of Mawson’s hut and it is easily accessible from the harbour area. There are lots of artefacts and information set amongst the backdrop of what it was like for Mawson and his team. Interesting and done...More

Thank Jennie W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All that you expect - but - what does it have to do with whiskey??? Advertising gets in the way of good information once again...

Thank 279SharonB
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved this place but particularly loved the enthusiasm and knowledge that our guide Warwick shared with us. His passion for his subject was amazing and we came away from this visit with so much new knowledge and respect for the area. Warwick is an...More

Thank Maiz1
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. It’s exactly how it was in Antarctica - without the cold and wind!! It really makes you realise what our early explorers went through. Lots of brilliant photos and some videos. I spent about 2 hours there. Definitely find time to...More

Thank travellingstax
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mawson's Hut Replica Museum is located on Hobart's waterfront and is an easy walk from most Hobart CBD accommodation. The Museum is a very authentic recreation of the original Mawson's Hut which is located in Antartica and contains a range of artefacts that give the...More

Thank Prado123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great attraction for kids. They could practice Morse code, and loved this. They experimented with using a magnet with a compass. They loved typing on the old style typewriter and listening to songs on the gramophone. They were able to see how...More

Thank Travellingwithkids5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the book about his expedition, this brought ir all to life, a place not to miss, what they did was nothing short of amzing. Very moving.

Thank glarsen81
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful story of very brave explorers, the hut is as they would have used it. The volunteers all have stories to tell so ask questions in order to get the most benefit from your visit.

Thank 102Kay102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mawson's Hut Replica Museum is an absolute ripoff and a half. I strongly believe that the prices need to be lowered and have told everyone I know how expensive and overpriced it is. It was also very boring and just a pointless trip in general....More

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Tom H
11 March 2018|
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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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BJ77CHA
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
28 February 2017|
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Response from Altairtrek | Reviewed this property |
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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