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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
Other regional Tasmanian colonial collections
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Another significant regional Tasmanian colonial collection still in existence today is:

The Bothwell Literary Society Library (est. 1834)
The Bothwell Literary Society established the first community-based library in a regional Tasmanian town; this came by way of a resolution at the Society's meeting of 7 July 1834. Initial acquisitions were obtained either by way of donation, in lieu of subscription fees or by purchase from unnamed London booksellers. An initial and sizeable donation was made by Capt. Patrick Wood of Dennistoun, Bothwell, who was in Scotland when the library was mooted. He purchased 130 volumes, some secondhand, in Edinburgh and donated them to the collection.

By the 1840s, the Library had begun to make considerably more local purchases. The Library's 1856 catalogue lists 553 titles, many of which were multi-volume publications. At the end of the nineteenth century, the collection was outdated; 1892 saw the last major acquisition, with the donation of 81 books by the MLC for Derwent, Walter Gellibrand. Today, the Bothwell Literary Society Library is housed by the Bothwell Historical Society.

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