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Makers' Workshop

Burnie’s newest visitor attraction Makers’ Workshop is a place that honours Burnie’s history, makers, innovators and artists.

Opened in November 2009 this contemporary structure is a new concept for Burnie, part contemporary museum, part arts centre and visitor information centre. The building won the Tasmanian Architectural Award in May 2010.

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.  

Makers' Workshop

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.

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