Makers’ Workshop, Burnie
There are not too many places in Australia – or the world for that matter – that offer the visitor something so unique you will be hard pressed to find anything like it elsewhere. The City of Burnie has managed to achieve this in its newest visitor attraction – Makers’ Workshop.
Drawing on the city’s heritage as a leading industrial centre, Makers’ Workshop salutes the role of paper manufacturing in its past, while honouring the skills of its makers, innovators and artists of its present and future. In addition, the role of Burnie as a gateway to the fertile farming lands of Tasmania has not been forgotten completely, and is cleverly woven into the fabric of this fascinating place.
The centre, into which a café, theatre and other meeting place activities have been incorporated, is part contemporary museum, part arts centre and visitor information centre, and as such, holds something of interest for everyone.
Volunteers at the information counter will help you find your way around Burnie and beyond. You can shop for some interesting locally made gifts and mementoes in the gift shop or check out the latest Tasmanian exhibition in the gallery.
You are invited to try your hand at making paper under the guidance of experienced and informative paper makers. Depending on the day, there may be one or several makers working on site, producing any number of interesting things. You are encouraged to meet the makers and have a chat about what they’re making or see their objects for sale in the gift shop.
Discover what makes Burnie tick from the interpretive displays or simply appreciate the stunning giant sepia images taken by Wolfgang Seivers, still recognised as one of the world’s finest industrial and architectural photographers.
Grab a coffee, a plate of fresh local fare or enjoy an all day breakfast and reflect while enjoying the view.
2 Bass Highway
Open 7 days a week from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Telephone Reception: (03) 6430 5831
Gift Shop: (03) 6430 5885
Cafe: (03) 6430 5884
Paper Making Tours: (03) 6430 5830
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and ANZAC DAY.
More information: Paper Making Tour | Burnie Regional Museum | Burnie Regional Art Gallery |Meet The Makers of Burnie