Sheffield

Sheffield Mural

Sheffield - "The Town of Murals"

Australia's Tidiest Town 2014     WINNER of the national "TIDY TOWNS" 2014

Nestled in Cradle Country's rural heartland, Sheffield - the Town of Murals - is the gateway to Tasmania's iconic Cradle Mountain. Visitors are simply captivated by the 50 murals in and around this quaint country town. Take the "Story of the Sheffield Murals" self-guided audio tour and immerse yourself in the story of how a typical Tasmanian town facing rural decline succeeded in becoming a wonderful outdoor art gallery!  All around are the fertile farmlands of Kentish Plains, with Mt Roland dominating the southern skyline at 1234m above sea level. Is it any wonder pioneering settlers named their townships Paradise, No Where Else and Promised Land?

From its foray into mural, Sheffield has developed into a hub for fine arts and crafts people. There are studio-galleries where local work can be seen and bought, including woodcraft, glass and ceramics. At the Working Art Space a co-op of artists display their wares and also demonstrate their skills for visitors.  The Kentish Museum contains a wealth of information and artifacts which reveal the shire's agricultural, industrial and social histories. At Promised Land is Tasmazia - a whimsical complex which includes challenging mazes , the model village Lower Crackpot, and a pancake parlour.

Sheffield eateries can cater for a quick take-away, a restaurant meal or anything in between. Browsers will discover various specialty stores where souvenirs, second-hand treasures, fine art and gifts are on sale. Accommodation includes cabins, guest houses, motels and self-contained cottages both in Sheffield or the surrounding bush and countryside. 

The GPS coordinates for Sheffield are: Latitude 41 23' S [Decimal Degrees -41.383 ] Longitude 146 19' E [Decimal Degrees 146.324 ]. Click here to view the location of Sheffield on Google Maps.

Right click here to download wallpaper of Sheffield Bible Chapel. Please choose the "Save Target As" option.

 

Mural locations in Google map below:

KENTISH COUNCIL | PO Box 63, Sheffield Tasmania 7306 | T: 03 6491 0200 | F: 03 6491 1659Top of Page
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Kentish Visitor Information Centre www.sheffieldcradleinfo.com.au phone 03 6491 1036 or email: kvic@kentish.tas.gov.au
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