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Our Two Destinations

Art Gallery at Royal Park
2 Wellington Street LAUNCESTON TAS 7250 (Closest public parking is at Paterson Street West Car Park)

Museum at Inveresk
2 Invermay Road LAUNCESTON TAS 7248

QVMAG is open 10am to 4pm daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).
Admission free.

T 03 6323 3777
Maps, architectural and engineering drawings
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The map collection
The Library's map collection consists of about 1,000 items, many of which are original maps of Tasmania and northern Tasmania in particular. The majority of the collection dates from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The collection does, however, include a very small number of world maps, which reflect the impact of international exploration. Amongst the collection's holdings is the rare 1835 Smythe map of Launceston, pictured in the image above.

The architectural drawings collection
This collection consists of a large number of drawings of all manner of buildings in the Launceston area, including private dwellings. Holdings consist of a large number of donated items: 4,500 drawings from the firm of Thomas Tandy, later Tandy, Pryor & Rogers; upwards of 4,900 drawings from the Launceston City Council.

The engineering drawings collection
The many thousands of drawings in this collection are an important record of Launceston's industrial history: a fine example are the drawings of the Salisbury Foundry, which were added in 1991. Another important component of the collection are the drawings from Australian National Railways' Launceston Railway Workshops.

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