Tuesday, 24 April 2018

MONA


The Museum of Old and New Art, also known as MONA, is a museum in Hobart that the locals adore. MONA also happens to be the largest privately owned museum in the country. It's a very hip and happening place, with some fancy resturaunts, watering holes, free jazz on the lawn over the weekends, and of course, lots of museumy displays!

During our year in Tasmania, we found ourselves with an appreciation for Moo Brew. No, it's not a milkshake or beef-stock, but an upmarket Tassie beer. Tasmania has some of the freshest water in the world, and in turn, produces some fantastic beer. The Moo Brew journey commenced at this very location. They also have a winery that prides itself on its Moorilla wines

While we are far from museum people, it's easy to see the attraction of MONA. It's got a little something for everyone. There was a dinosaur made from plastic dinosaurs. I mean, my inner-child instantly wanted one for myself!

There's many other bizarre, weird, and wonderful art throughout the museum. The most unusual—and most discussed among people who have visited—has to be the Wall of Vaginas. While I'd say you don't need much of an imagination to guess what the Wall of Vaginas entails, it's definitely something that must be experienced to truly understand. Wandering down that isle—that's almost an entire level of the museum—will have you overwhelmed with varying emotions!

Compared to every other capital city in Australia, Hobart is a breeze to drive through. There's plenty of parking on-site, however you can also catch a ferry from in the city. No trip to Hobart is complete without visiting this interesting museum!