Visit Makers Workshop, located on the city’s waterfront, to purchase quality arts and crafts made by local artists. Dedicated to the preservation of regional history, culture, and art, this tourist attraction is situated inside an award-winning modern building that is part museum, part cultural center. You can stop by the site’s visitor center, staffed by volunteers ready to help you find your way around the city and beyond. The workshop’s gallery features regular exhibitions by Tasmania’s popular artists, and the gift shop sells a wide range of souvenirs. As you observe the artists at work, grab a coffee and a plate of fresh local fruit, or enjoy a hearty meal at the workshop’s popular café. Add Makers Workshop to your Burnie travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Burnie itinerary planner.
Makers Workshop reviews
Thought this would be bigger than it was. Not a lot of the artists were there when we visited. Advertises a cheese shop but really only promotes King Island cheese which is not Tasmanian owned. more »
Love the range of Tasmanian artisan crafts on display... I've bought 2 sets of jewellery there. And have purchased limited edition prints from artists exhibiting at Makers - but bought them from a... more »
A must see when in Burnie. Take a paper making tour and see how paper is made. The Makers' Workshop has very helpful and friendly staff, especially Darren on the paper making tour; he's very knowledgeable and passionate about the paper making process and it shows; an asset to the place. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the process. You also get the chance to make paper at the end, awesome experience.
Very cool and modern centre. Artisanal crafts, arts from the uni next door and paper making tours. Nifty souvenirs for all. Next door is the park where you can walk to a spectacular waterfall as well. Enjoy!
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