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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to visit. Learned so much. Staff and volunteers are so friendly and added to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Fantastic museum

Great insight into how the early explorers lived, without the cold of course. The dogs just inside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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...more
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Cnr Argyle and Morrison Streets | on The Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 414 333 381
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Learned so much. Staff and volunteers are so friendly and added to the experience with their amazing insights into the daily lives of the early explorers. Loved it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great insight into how the early explorers lived, without the cold of course. The dogs just inside the door are apparently the real ones taxidermied. They were not treated as pets and didn't live in the main compound, but had their own corridor and exit/entrance.

Thank WendyS2475
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to have a look at Mawson's Hut on our last morning in Hobart, and glad we did. The staff there were friendly and very knowledgeable. There was a great array of authentic equipment from Mawson's expedition. My 8 year old enjoyed the...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loooved this Museum. Incredibly interesting with photos and objects kept from the firts exhibitions! The price is amazing value for the amount I learnt!!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience it was to visit this replica of Mawsons Hut from Antarctica.The tour the stories and the friendly staff made us so rapt to be part of (so it felt) this Museum. I would recommend a visit to all who visit Hobart...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very interesting insight into how the explorers lived and worked. Detailed display showed exactly how the huts worked

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit with my daughter. Greeted by very enthusiastic and informative staff before entering - gave us a great deal of information about the museum, and how they were raising funds to help restore Mawson’s in Antarctica. The replica hut exhibition was fascinating and moving.

Thank 99TedP61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum giving us an insight into how these early Antarctic explorers lived. Considering the equipment and technology of the day, what these explorers endured was amazing. The background information on each of the men, added a human side to their story....More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here and it was extremely interesting to see how these amazing explorers lived and sadly died ( some of them). The historical footage of life in the Antarctic in the early days after it was first visited is astonishing....More

Thank Dagny B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent little museum that is steeped in history. Don't think the entry price is unreasonable as it goes to a good cause. In fact $15 you would probably donate the one time you visit just to preserve our history. Special mention to Rod (volunteer)...More

Thank J P
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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!
23 April 2017|
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Response from s c | Property representative |
Adult — $12 Concession — $10 Child (up to 16) — $4 Family — $28
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