The mission of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is to safeguard Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage. Australia’s second oldest museum was established in 1843 and opened on Macquarie Street twenty years later. Their collection has swelled to over 800,000 items including artifacts of early Tasmanian people, plants and animals to artworks, photographs and crafts reflecting the state’s heritage and history. Walk beneath this arched entrance on Dunn Place for a fascinating understanding and appreciation of Tasmania. Admission is free.