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The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is sorting through a treasure trove of antiques and artefacts at a house in Hobart.

The 1920’s Battery Point home was left to the museum by wealthy benefactor Henry Baldwin, who died in 2007.

It was his dying wish that his home and contents be transformed into a museum.

He also donated another two properties and two million dollars, making it one of the largest bequests to an Australian museum.

The Director of the Museum and Art gallery Bill Bleathman says his staff are cataloguing thousands of items and have found rare china, historically significant furniture and unique book collections.

“It really reflects early colonial life in Tasmania right through to current day.”

Read more here. Photograph above by ABC-News.