Guan Di Temple

Guan Di Temple

On permanent display at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery at Royal Park. 

This temple, formally known as the Joss House, holds the contents of a number of Chinese temples from north-eastern Tasmanian mining towns.  As these temples closed their contents were kept, and eventually donated to the people of Launceston.

It is still a working temple, and is a unique window on Chinese religious practice in Tasmania in the 1880s. The significant collection includes decorated plaques, incense burners and other ceremonial items.