Discover Burnie

Burnie Regional Museum

The streetscape and stores


Early Burnie Exhibition

Early Burnie is an exhibition exploring Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and following its progress through the 19th century. The exhibition features many of the Burnie Regional Museum’s fascinating and significant objects dating from before 1900. Learn about early exploration and the exploits of the Van Diemen’s Land Company; life in the region for early settlers; and the events which led to Burnie’s first economic boom at the turn of the 20th century.

Federation Street
Burnie circa 1900

Wander the charming Federation Street and see how ordinary people lived 100 years ago. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade. It is easy to get lost in the charm and detail of the general store or be relieved that, as far as kitchen and laundry appliances go, things have moved on!

Each store features a trade or profession important to a pioneering community. There is a saddler and boot maker’s shop, a blacksmith’s forge, printer, photographer and even a dentist! Each is based on an actual business that once existed in Burnie.

Changing exhibition space
The Burnie Regional Museum has an exhibition space showcasing historical pieces from their collection or in partnerships. To view information on their current exhibition visit Burnie Regional Museum.  

Burnie Regional Museum streetscape


Opening hours

Open 10am – 4:30pm weekdays
Open Saturdays on 5th 12th 19th and 26th October
1:30pm - 4:30pm
(Except public holidays) or by appointment

Telephone 03 6430 5746

Burnie Regional Museum
Little Alexander Street
Burnie Tasmania 7320

Adults $6.50
Concession $5.00
Children $2.50
Family (with up to three children) $15.00
We offer a special rate of $4.50 for group bookings of 25 people or more.

Admission to the Burnie Regional Museum’s temporary exhibitions is free.

For further information or to make a booking, please contact the museum on (03) 64 305 747 or email


Disabled access and toilet facilities

Gift Shop

The Burnie Regional Museum has a beautiful range of vintage and antique-inspired gifts, quality educational gifts for children, Tasmanian history books and historical novels and souvenirs. You can also purchase reprints of historical photographs from our collection.