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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts​​​

Sorry, the Allport Gallery will be closed from the 16th May until 2nd June due to building works. Feel free to contact staff with​ any enquiries.​​​​​​​


Ground Floor, 91 Murr​ay Street
Hobart, Tasmania

Wheelchair acc​essible


(03) 6165 5584

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​Mon 9:30am - 5pm

Tue 9:30am - 5pm

Wed 9:30am - 5pm

Thu 9:30am - 5pm

Fri 9:30am - 5pm

Sat 9:30am - 2pm

Sun Closed

Closed public holidays​​​​​​​​​​



Current exhibitionhttp://linconline.linc.tas.gov.au/allport/PublishingImages/unhoused.png
Unhoused: Encounters with the hidden in the Allport
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Explore past exhibitions
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Who were the Allportshttp://linconline.linc.tas.gov.au/allport/PublishingImages/young-henry.png
Find out about their contributions to Tasmania
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Search Allporthttp://linconline.linc.tas.gov.au/allport/PublishingImages/allport-china.png
Explore the collection
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Items to buy online or in person
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Colonial Galleryhttp://linconline.linc.tas.gov.au/allport/PublishingImages/colonial-gallery.png
See some unique Tasmanian 19th century oil paintings
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Find out more
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View some of the Allport's displays
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​The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts includes nationally significant holdings of Tasmanian colonial paintings. It also contains photographs, rare books, manuscripts and English and European decorative arts and furniture. Many items​ are unique or very rare.

The Allport is a living collection, thanks to the gen​erosity of Henry Allport. He​ left his collection to the people of Tasmania at his death in 1965. It was a memorial to his family who came to Van Diemen’s Land in 1831. He also left money in his will to be invested in a trust. Since 1966, the income from these investments has enabled the collection to grow and flourish.