Burnie’s Maker’s Workshop is part contemporary museum, part arts centre and this fabulous attraction is situated right at the end of Burnie’s main beach. It’s a highlight of the city’s creative heart and a place that honours Burnie’s history, makers, innovators and artists.
The building itself won the Tasmanian Architectural Award in May 2010 and the friendly volunteers are always helpful and proud to guide visitors to the best parts of Burnie.
When inside you’ll notice life-size paper people in odd corners of the workshop’s contemporary halls. These are the work of Creative Paper, Burnie’s handmade-paper producers. A tour will take you through the fascinating production process of making paper from unusual raw materials such as apple pulp and rainforest leaves.
You can also wander through and discover maker’s studios stationed throughout the centre. Watch local producers at work creating handicrafts from jewellery to violins, ceramics and glass, scissors and sawdust fly and you can even buy some of what is created here.
See what makes Burnie Tick, from interpretive displays to appreciating the giant sepia images taken by Wolfgang Sievers, one of the world’s finest industrial and architectural photographers.
There’s a nifty cafe if you get peckish, serving fresh local fare and all day breakfast while you enjoy the view. All around it’s a grand day out.
Open 7 days a week from 9:00am – 5:00pm
2 Bass Highway, Burnie TASMANIA
Telephone Reception: (03) 6430 5831
Gift Shop: (03) 6430 5885
Cafe: (03) 6430 5884
Paper Making Tours: (03) 6430 5830