Some of Northern Tasmania's most fascinating secrets are set to be uncovered as part of a new tour program hosted by the Queen Victoria Art Gallery.
To celebrate its reopening on Monday, July 13, the gallery will offer a range of guided tours.
With three tour rotations on offer from 2.15pm each day, QVMAG general manager Tracy Puklowski said they would highlight amazing tales of history, art and science.
"Hear the stories passed down of natural science practices including the research of animal species - some of which were buried in the grounds of QVMAG Royal Park to speed up the decomposition process and collect the bones for research," she said.
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"Within the activity-based tour available for children and families, you'll be getting up close and personal with an array of fascinating taxidermy animal species.
"Famously represented as Rafiki in the family smash hit The Lion King - you'll be getting up close and personal with some of the world's most fascinating, and beautiful, creatures."
- Secrets of the QVMAG Collection - a behind the scenes view of the QVMAG audit and the works being catalogued
- First Tasmanians: Our Story - a guided tour of indigenous tradition and culture
- Weird, Wild and Wacky - an activity-based, family-friendly tour through the world of natural sciences
Tour bookings are available here - bookings are essential.