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Mural House


Mural House is a display of murals at Sheffield, north-west Tasmania. Sheffield is located beneath the craggy peak of Mount Roland (1234 m), a 30-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a 90-minute drive west of Launceston (93 km).
Mural House specialises in murals inspired by native art from a range of cultures, painted by the artist on the interior walls of her home. Mural house is one of a number of galleries, studios and museums in Sheffield - a town known internationally for its collection of public murals depicting the area's rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest - a national competition of mural art.




100 High Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 4.3K from Nook

Working Art Space, The


The Working Art Space is located in Sheffield the famous northwest Tasmanian Town of Murals. It is both an art gallery and thriving hub of local arts related activity. Established in 2005 by the Kentish branch of Tasmanian Regional Arts, it is situated in a heritage-listed former drill hall built in 1912 for the 22nd Light Horse Company.
The interior of the building has been transformed into a high quality arts based facility where you can view and purchase the exceptional work of local artists and artisans, enrol in one of the regularly held workshops plus check out the latest exhibition on display.
If you take the self-guided audio tour of Sheffield's murals, which can be arranged through the Visitor Information Centre, you will eventually find yourself at the Working Art Space because it boasts its own mural with a fitting theme - an old man reminiscing on his youth as a Light Horseman. Alternatively you can follow the stunning new mosaic pathway featuring Tasmanian flora and fauna created by Working Art Space members, from the carpark at the centre of town across historic King George V Park and find yourself at the Gallery. It is definitely worth a visit.




2 Albert Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 4.7K from Nook

World of Marbles and the Contraptuary


The World of Marbles specialises in hand-made glass marbles, based in Sheffield, North West Tasmania. All marbles feature contemporary art designs and many are made on site. The studio is open for visitors to watch the marble making process using hot glass. There is a gallery with marbles to purchase, a kids room full of playing marbles and an exhibition room which houses the owners' private collection. This is the only gallery of its type in Australia.




34 Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 4.8K from Nook

Slaters Country Store


Slaters Country Store is an historic general store in Sheffield, northern Tasmania. Sheffield is a one-hour drive from Launceston (93 km) and a 30-minute drive from Devonport (30 km).
Established in 1899, Slaters Country Store has been operated for over 100 years by five generations of owner-managers. The historic building retains its original fa?ade and broad veranda, and is located in central Sheffield. You can browse through the store's range of merchandise including clothing and Tasmanian souvenirs. Look out for quirky features like the antique wall telephone and learn a little of some of Sheffield's more famous murals.
Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area's rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest - a national competition of mural art.




52 Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 4.9K from Nook

Kentish Museum


The Kentish Museum is a heritage museum at Sheffield, North West Tasmania. Sheffield is a 40-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a one-hour drive west of Launceston (93 km).
The Kentish museum preserves and displays artefacts from Sheffield's history. Exhibits include agricultural machinery, minerals, shop fittings, old books, historical newspapers, pioneer household effects and clothing. The museum also has excellent displays on the history of hydro-electricity in the local area. The Kentish Museum is located in Sheffield's main street and is open from 1000 until 1500 each day.
Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area's rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest - a national competition of mural art.




93 Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.0K from Nook

Mural Park


The epicentre of the annual International Mural Fest, this park houses the murals of the nine international finalists from that year's competition. Mural Park also features the Wall of Fame, which presents the winning murals from previous years' competitions. The murals follow a competition theme each year, in which murals must be painted to fit a theme derived from the winning entry in a poem competition held as part of International Mural Fest. Entry to Mural Park is free.




6 Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.0K from Nook

Redwater Creek Railway


Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society in Sheffield operates steam train rides on the first full weekend of every month. You can experience rail travel from yesteryear from the original restored Sheffield railway station. A restored Krauss steam loco pulling rebuilt heritage carriages runs every half hour from 1100 until 1600 on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sundays when we're open, the Model Railway is open too - take the kids to press the big button and make the little trains go around the lovely layout the model club has created.
The Redwater Creek Railway's Coffee Shop has a Tasmanian Barrel wood heater keeping everyone nice and cosy in the winter. You can order home baked goodies while you wait for the next train, or have light tasty meals ready for you when you return from your 20-minute train trip.




Cnr Spring Street and Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.1K from Nook

Nook: Events

Sheffield Town Hall Market


The Sheffield Town Hall Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, from 9am to 2pm, at the Sheffield Town Hall on High St, Sheffield.
The stalls along High Street and inside the Town Hall include fresh produce, secondhand goods, biscuits and cakes, preserves, handcrafts and handmade gifts and stationery supplies.
Coffee and yummy food are available with seating in the supper room of the Town Hall.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


High Street,
High Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 4.9K from Nook

International Mural Fest


Be captivated by this truly unique art competition that is held annually in Sheffield - the 'Town of Murals', in Tasmania, Australia, commencing Easter Sunday every year. Mural Fest is so successful that similar events are now happening interstate and overseas.
Each year, nine artists compete in a public 'paint off' from Easter Sunday to the following Saturday. Each artist must complete a mural, using the same poem as their mural's central theme and inspiration.
The competition is conducted in Mural Park - Sheffield's very own outdoor art gallery in the heart of Tasmania's Cradle Mountain touring region.
Mural Fest tests artistic skill, endurance and tenacity: artists are subjected to public scrutiny, time constraints and sometimes unpredictable Tasmanian weather!
The Redwater Creek Railway steam train will be running during this time. Check the website for details.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Apr
      17th Apr
      18th Apr
      19th Apr
      20th Apr
      21st Apr
      22nd Apr


Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 4.9K from Nook

Nook: Travel Tips

Kentish Visitor Information Centre


Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres are staffed with skilled and knowledgeable locals who can provide expert travel information, itineraries and tour suggestions, as well where to go, what to see and where to eat.
Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres can also making bookings for you.
Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres are located around the Island and are open seven days a week..




5 Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.0K from Nook

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