Long-term exhibitions

mapiya lumi | around here

Henry Hunter Galleries, Level 1

mapiya lumi around here

mapiya lumi | around here is TMAG’s new long-term exhibition for children 0-7 years.

This exhibition is a specially-developed, age-appropriate museum experience for young children and their carers.

mapiya lumi’ means ‘around here’ in palawa kani, and reflects a focus in the exhibition on a sense of home and place that is unique to the islands that make up lutruwita/Tasmania.

Designed with the child’s perspective in mind, the exhibition takes you through Tasmania as a ‘little big home’ – a place of deep oceans, soaring rock columns and tumbling waterfalls, but also a place for tiny nests, comfy kitchens, and fire pit stories.

With a dedicated space for ages 0-3 and a range of exciting spaces to discover for children aged 3 and over, mapiya lumi | around here is a unique new cultural experience for young families visiting TMAG.

From glowing rocks to a pre-historic fossil, from beautiful paper-cut worlds to an ancient story in the sky – what will you find ‘around here’?

Entry to mapiya lumi | around here is free, and while sessions are timed, the gallery operates as a drop in experience with bookings no longer required.

There are five sessions per day, with a capacity of 35 people per session. Sessions commence at 10:15 am; 11:15 am, 12:15 pm 1:15 pm. The final session runs from 2:15 pm to approx. 3:50 pm. Session times enable the gallery to be cleaned regularly and accommodate an optimal number of visitors.

Visitors can enter the gallery after the session commences, provided space capacity allows. Families may return for another session, if space capacity allows.

To find out more about the gallery and your visit to mapiya lumi | around here, please download our frequently asked questions. You can also find out about events and activities related to the gallery at our Events page.

Download the mapiya lumi | around here visitor guide for details on the objects, makers and creators.

mapiya lumi | around here Teacher Resource.  Use this helpful guide to the exhibition to develop ideas and understanding when visiting the gallery.