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.

Open from 30 April 2021, the 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, but visitors need to book in for a timed session. These 45 minute sessions will ensure the gallery can be cleaned hourly and accommodate an optimal number of families. This will ensure all features of the gallery can be enjoyed as part of a COVID-safe experience.

Bookings are required and will open on this page on Monday 19 April 2021 at 10:00 am.