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Address: Corner Cimitiere and St John Streets, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6331 2213
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

A very large art and craft co-op gallery, situated in an historic warehouse...

A very large art and craft co-op gallery, situated in an historic warehouse building that makes beautiful, hand-crafted furniture from native Tasmanian timbers.

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Worth visiting, good history of Artists from the region. Allow 1-2 hours. Staff are helpful with good knowledge. Combine the visit with walking tour of historic buildings in... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Donna G
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you are an amateur woodworker who wants to drool over some superb tables or you are a prospective purchaser with several pockets full of cash, beware, the cameras are watching you!!! There is a small sign on a pillar about 8ft from the door behind some vases or lamps, which states (among other rules) that you are not allowed... More 

Thank LynandLester
Tas B, Owner at 1842 Gallery, responded to this review

We are not a museum. We make and sell Tasmania’s finest hand-crafted furniture. We make our living from our intellectual property - our furniture designs. This is not the place to come if you want to harvest ideas and designs for your own amateur woodworking efforts. We do not permit photos, manhandling the furniture or getting underneath the furniture to... More 

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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Worth visiting, good history of Artists from the region. Allow 1-2 hours. Staff are helpful with good knowledge. Combine the visit with walking tour of historic buildings in the area. Nice cafe in the gallery. Donation for entry.

Thank Donna G
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Great timber furniture pieces. The nicest smelling shop I have been into. Well worth a visit just for the smell.

Thank juliejohnston28
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Very fine building with history and a small charge to see the first floor. Whilst Robyn was charming Trevor looked to be in a mood! The antiques and modern items were very fine and if I had lived closer than 23 hours flying time away I would have bought.

Thank f2s
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Being Good Friday, expected little to be open. We were delighted to discover 1842 gallery, owned and operated by Robyn and Trevor Jones. Robyn's walking tour of Launceston's wonderful unique heritage buildings was great, she has an obvious passion and consumate knowledge. This was followed by an exploration of the 1842 Gallery and building. I was treated to a unique... More 

Thank Eric N
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

The walking tour with Robyn was very good indeed. It was informative and gave some really interesting perspectives about the history of Launceston. It opened up some history for me that I did not know. It was well worth the money. Back at the Gallery, the art was most interesting and very well presented.

Thank MattE217
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Unable to see this gallery during our stay as it was closed for January holidays and did not open again until late January 2016

Thank jillnind50
Tuncurry, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Loved the experience. Robyn is a wonderful guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk. It was a bonus to see the beautiful timber creations and the photo and art gallery. Well worth a visit.

Thank Helen L
Launceston, Australia
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

art is overpriced for the quality. I wouldn't for pay something of art that doesn't have nice edging

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Robyn's tour of the local area and explanations of the building and locations was excellent. Gives you a good insight into the early days of Launceston. Thank you Robyn.

Thank Peter A

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