Gallery admission is free. We are a not-for-profit Gallery, if you would like to donate, it assist us to sustain and enrich the cultural landscape of art, craft and design on our island. Your donation makes it possible for us to stage exhibitions, offer public programs, and care for our iconic Design Tasmania Wood Collection.
Current opening hours:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
Please check our Program section of the website to ensure the suitability of exhibitions and accessibility before your visit.
Facilities & Accessibility
Design Tasmania welcomes all in our community.
We are committed to sharing the exhibitions, programs and more at Design Tasmania while providing an engaging experience with accessibility and support in mind for all our visitors by providing support and access to a range of needs.
Blind or have low vision
Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome in all spaces at Design Tasmania with water bowls available upon request via our friendly Front of House staff.
Wayfinding and Signage
Design Tasmania is committed to implementing wayfinding resources compatible with low vision needs and are currently in development to meet these requirements. We thank our guests in advance in anticipating the resolution of these upgrades. In the meantime we are able to offer personalised guided tours with our friendly Front of House staff upon request.
Deaf or hard of hearing
Design Tasmania include comprehensive didactic panels for both our temporary and permanent exhibition displays in legible fonts, providing accessible content for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Many of our exhibitions include supplementary video resources published on our website as well as on social media. Many of these videos are able to be played without sound content and incorporate closed captions for interviews. As we continue to create video content for our programs we implement closed captioning or silence-compatible film content, there are, however, a number of resources in our archives without closed captions and we are endeavouring to update these resources.
Should there be a video of particular interest to guests who are deaf or hard of hearing we are open to providing captions for these upon request via firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us an enquiry about accessing Design Tasmania online and in person via email@example.com
National Relay Service (NRS)
The National Relay Service is an Australia-wide phone service to assist individuals who are Deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment, with making and receiving phone calls. For further details, visit National Relay Service.
Phone 133 677, then ask for 03 6331 5505
Speak & Listen (speech-to-speech)
Phone 1300 555 727, then ask for 03 6331 5505
NRS Chat (previously known as Internet Relay)
Connect using the NRS Chat call page and call 03 6331 5505
Mobility issues or physical disability
Wheelchair and mobility scooter street access to Design Tasmania is available via our Tamar Street entry. Further access is available throughout the retail and gallery spaces as well as dedicated toilet facilities. Design Tasmania is a single storey building with no ramps, stairs, elevators or escalators.
For additional queries, requests or requirements please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sensory sensitivities and/or autism
Design Tasmania is a quiet space that is accessible for adults and children with sensory sensitivities and/or autism. Please check current exhibition descriptions for updates to any programs which may not be considered compliant with your needs.
Design Tasmania is available to book for sensory-sensitive tours via 03 6331 5505 or email@example.com
Visiting with Children
Design Tasmania offer experiences for young people and their families to explore design and culture. For learning experiences please visit Learn
The galleries are pram-friendly and user-friendly for children of all ages. We ask that parents, guardians and accompanying caregivers ensure the safety of their children and our collection by assisting in ensuring 'no touching' is enforced.
There are lots of interesting forms and ideas to draw at Design Tasmania so we encourage children to come with drawing materials and enjoy reacting to the exhibitions and programs creatively.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our current and upcoming children's programs or to arrange a tour for children.
Schools, community and private groups are welcome to book a guided tour in advance by contacting email@example.com or +61 3 6331 5505.
Design Tasmania is a safe and inclusive space for all in our community.
Photography permitted in all of our exhibition and store spaces unless otherwise indicated. We invite you to tag @designtasmania and/or #designtasmania should you wish to post content online.
Eating and drinking
Eating and drinking in the store and galleries is only permitted during events catered by Design Tasmania. Visitors are welcome to bring and enjoy their lunch in the Claudio Alcorso Courtyard that adjoins City Park. Please note the grounds are smoke-free and alcohol-free spaces.
Free Wifi is provided to all our guests visiting Design Tasmania following a brief survey.
Unfortunately Pets are not permitted in the gallery or courtyard without written consent.
Qualified and registered Assistance Animals
Qualified and registered Assistance Animals are welcome at any time, but should be wearing appropriate identification such as jacket or harness.
Restrooms are publicly available for our visitors including accessible and gender neutral facilities.
Stay COVID Safe
The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers and the wider Tasmanian community are our priority. All visitors are required to provide their name and contact details on arrival to support contact tracing.
We understand that some people might be cautious about returning and we want to reassure you that our reopening is in line with the Tasmanian Government’s guidelines and Arts Tasmania have approved our site-specific COVID Safe Plan.
We have increased cleaning frequency, handwashing and sanitiser facilities as well as capacity indicators, to help keep you safe.
How can you help?
· Stay at home if you’re unwell, otherwise you may be asked to leave
· Visitor capacity limits apply
· Stay 1.5 metres apart from others
· Avoid touching your face
· Wash your hands regularly and use our sanitisation stations
· Cover coughs and sneezes
· Consider downloading the COVIDSafe app
Please note the following:
· Booked tours for special interest community groups are available upon request.
· Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
When are you open?
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
What’s on at Design Tasmania?
Check our website for current exhibitions and join our mailing list to stay up to date on current and upcoming shows and events.
I live locally, can I come and shop in person?
The pop-up design concept store is now open for physical visits, and you can also shop online 24/7.
When will the other galleries open?
Galleries 3–4 as well as the Park Room are currently closed for scheduled maintenance. The galleries will reopen in full upon completion of works subject to council schedule and timing of works.