GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
Makers’ Workshop is a superb cultural hub celebrating Tasmania’s makers, innovators and artists. Opened in 2009, this award-winning contemporary building is a “must see” when visiting Burnie. Makers’ Workshop offers a range of visitor experiences including; Interactive paper making tours, cheese tasting, encounters with artists, historic displays, an art gallery, gift shop and licenced café specialising in Tasmanian produce and an accredited visitor information centre.
2 Bass Highway, Parklands
BASS STRAIT MARITIME CENTRE
The stories and events of Bass Strait, the infamous stretch of water between mainland Australia and the island state of Tasmania, are told in the Bass Strait Maritime Centre. Learn about the Strait’s natural history, European exploration, shipwrecks, settlement, trade and test your skills as captain of a simulated 1910’s steamer.
6 Gloucester Avenue
BURNIE REGIONAL ART GALLERY
Established in 1978, this substantial regional gallery serves the north-west and west coasts of Tasmania. In its two largest exhibition spaces, the gallery presents a vibrant and varied exhibitions program. Exhibitions are developed from collected works, invited artists, community artists, schools and craft groups or from touring exhibitions.
DEVONPORT REGIONAL ART GALLERY
The Gallery presents an annual program of exhibitions, education and public programs including events and workshops. The Gallery collects and promotes Tasmanian art, craft and design and runs an Emerging artist program to support local and state-wide artists. The program showcases emerging artist’s work in The Little Gallery. Other gallery space include a Main and Upper Gallery, as well as a new Creative Space.
paranaple arts centre
145 Rooke Street, Market Square
The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is an extensive 12 room experience on the edge of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, that incorporates large art installations, exhibitions, displays and film. Bursting with artwork produced by Tasmanian artists and those from further afield, it is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing artists, the wilderness around Cradle Mountain and the stories of Tasmania.
3718 Cradle Mountain Rd
Home Hill was the family home of Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons – the first woman elected to Australia’s federal parliament – and their 12 children.
Built for the family in 1916, the elegant homestead remains largely as it was when Dame Enid last lived there in 1981, complete with her original furnishings and memorabilia.
Dame Enid’s style is evident throughout the house, filled with a rich collection of mementoes, and beautiful garden.
77 Middle Rd
WONDERS OF WYNYARD
The Wonders of Wynyard hosts a feature exhibition each month showcasing the work of predominantly local artists and community groups including paintings, sculptures, photographs, textiles and much more. There are also permanent displays of locally significant collections, and local historical interpretation displays. Home to a world-class Veteran Car Collection, including the equal oldest Ford in the world – the collection has been lovingly restored and is an outstanding showcase of Australian motoring history.
8 Exhibition Link
WEST COAST HERITAGE CENTRE
From Mines and Memories to Trains and Treasures, the West Coast Heritage Centre offers a unique insight to the history of the West Coast of Tasmania and gives visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the heritage of the area, adding value and significance to your visit of this beautiful region of Tasmania.
114 Main Street
BURNIE REGIONAL MUSEUM
The Burnie Regional Museum’s collections represent the history of Burnie and the surrounding North West region. From the time the first Europeans ventured out from Port Sorell in the mid-1820s to explore the wilderness of the North West, up to the present day. The main attraction is the Federation Street, where visitors can glimpse what life was like in 1900 when Burnie was a bustling town of 1500 people at the height of its first economic boom.
Little Alexander Street
KING ISLAND CULTURAL CENTRE
You’re guaranteed a warm welcome at this thriving Arts and Cultural Centre, which is located in the picturesque Currie Wharf precinct. With artists often at work and both large and small pieces for sale, it offers a glimpse into our incredibly creative community.
Edward Street, Currie