North Bank to benefit with more visitors after Automobile Museum relocation

PLANNING: NAMT's chairman Harry Williscroft and manager Phil Costello at the new sit of the museum. Picture: Scott Gelston

PLANNING: NAMT's chairman Harry Williscroft and manager Phil Costello at the new sit of the museum. Picture: Scott Gelston

The relocation of the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania to Lindsay Street will be a major drawcard to the North Bank redevelopment and the Silo Hotel, says Tourism Northern Tasmania chief Chris Griffin.

The museum is moving from the corner of Willis and Cimitiere streets to make way for the University of Tasmania’s $260-million campus relocation.

“It’s a brilliant outcome … the relocation of NAMT would be a fantastic addition to North Bank and we see visit numbers only increasing,” Mr Griffin said.

“Having established a tourist attraction such as NAMT will only help to bolster visitor numbers to the site and offers another reason for visitors to spend more time in Launceston.”

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NAMT chairman Harry Harry Williscroft said the museum received about 24,000 visitors each year.

Formal confirmation of the move will have to be considered and approved at a City of Launceston council meeting in the coming weeks.

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