Wander the charming Federation Street and see how people lived at the turn of the 20th century.
Federation Street is based on Burnie, circa 1900. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of Burnie locals 100 years ago 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.
More information about our temporary exhibitions, workshops and programs is available on the website.
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.