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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum Tours

Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Follow the journey of pioneer Dr. Douglas Mawson and the Australian Antarctic Expedition, which set sail from Hobart in 1911, at the Mawson's Huts Replica Museum. The museum recreates the huts that’s Mawson and his team lived in during their 2-year adventure and offers insight into life in Antarctica.

The Basics
You can learn about the ground-breaking expedition as you explore each of the four replica huts, which include Main Hut, where Mawson and his team slept and ate; Magnetograph House, which housed equipment for measuring the Earth’s magnetic field; Absolute Magnetic Hut, where measurements were collected and recorded; and Transit Hut, used as an astronomical observatory. You can also see artefacts from the exhibition and a memorial to the expedition members that lost their lives.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • An admission ticket is required to enter the museum; children under 16 get discounted entry.
  • Put aside around an hour to visit the museum; although the huts themselves are small, there’s a lot of information to take in.
  • There are plenty of cafés and restaurants along the waterfront, which is a short walk from the museum. 
  • The museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

How to Get There

The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum is located on Hobart Waterfront opposite Constitution Docks, which is just a short walk from the majority Hobart’s downtown attractions. Buses stop nearby on Franklin Square.

When to Get There

The museum is open daily all year-round although opening times vary throughout the year. Mornings are typically the quietest time to visit but it’s worth timing your visit to coincide with lunch or dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Exploring Hobart’s Waterfront
Lined with colorful fishing boats, and seafood restaurants and bars, Hobart’s waterfront is one of the liveliest areas in the city. Along with the Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum, other waterfront  attractions include the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Parliament House and Gardens, and the popular Salamanca Market, held on Saturdays at Salamanca Place.
Address: Morrison St & Argyle Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia, Hobart, Tasmania TAS 7000, Australia
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Skip the Line: Mawson's Huts Replica Museum General Entry Ticket

Skip the Line: Mawson's Huts Replica Museum General Entry Ticket

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The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum is  an exact copy of the historic huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica, which were used as the main base for two years by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) of 1911-14 led by Australia's great Polar explorer Dr Douglas Mawson. Located on the Hobart water front just 150 metres from where Mawson's expedition departed on December 2 1911, the Musuem is rated on www.tripadvisor as the No 1 Museum in the city. It is also rated as one of the top 10 "Things To DO" in the  Tasmanian capital. Built and operated by Mawson's Huts Foundation, a not for profit charity established in 1997 expressly to conserve the fragile buildings that Mawson and his men occupied for two years, the Replica Museum helps to raise funds for the ongoing of the Cape Denison site. It is open 7 days a week
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.88
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Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Book a 1- or 2-day pass on a Hobart hop-on hop-off bus tour for an easy way to explore the city's top attractions at your own pace. Travel by double-decker red bus to 20 stops around the city, where you can hop off whenever you wish to visit the places that interest you. Or opt to stay onboard the bus for the full loop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.40
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Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour

Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour

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Discover the whole of Hobart with a 48-hour ticket for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. The 90-minute route includes stops at MONA Ferry Terminal, the botanical gardens, maritime museum, and more. Get off and explore whenever you like and catch the next bus when you’re ready to continue your adventure. You also enjoy get a pass for the separate bus to kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Should I book Mawson's Hut Replica Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mawson's Hut Replica Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Mawson's Hut Replica Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Mawson's Hut Replica Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mawson's Hut Replica Museum costs USD 10.88. Guided Mawson's Hut Replica Museum tours start around USD 10.88 per person. See all 2 Mawson's Hut Replica Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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