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Makers Workshop

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2 Bass Highway, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6430 5831
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If you enjoy art, artisan and home made, this is the entertainent for you.

This is a sprawling museum/gallery style establishment with a difference. Apart from taking a quiet... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda D
Great place for local hanicrafts

We were impressed by the bright modern interior with very friendly approachable staff and Artisans... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“paper making” (87 reviews)
“local artists” (25 reviews)
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2 Bass Highway, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6430 5831
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a sprawling museum/gallery style establishment with a difference. Apart from taking a quiet stroll through this very modern building, delighting in the variety of styles and genres, one can also watch artists and artisans at work. The displays are impressive and the individual...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were impressed by the bright modern interior with very friendly approachable staff and Artisans and variety of art works, crafts and displays. Lovely place for lunch, afternoon or morning teas or just a coffee. Close enough to walk from the CBD. We were in...More

Thank meeghall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not exactly life changing, but a nice easy walk from the CBD. Modern building has some nice views of Bass Strait and a good mix of things to look at or buy. There were several people making craft type items and there is a Paper...More

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were blown away when walking into this workshop/gallery/information centre. We encountered a lady at the information counter who as super friendly and helpful, heaps of information on all tourist things across all of Tasmania, so stocked up for places we are yet to visit....More

Thank GCPurple
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting idea to combine a range of artists in one centre. Some artisans present which helped, but surprisingly quiet for a Saturday afternoon in the school holidays. Just missing the bar somehow.

Thank HeatherJJ2014
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Information Centre is located within the Makers Workshop so it's an ideal place to stop and visit. The highlight of our visit was the paper making tour. Darren is passionate about his craft and it comes through when he explains how he makes paper...More

Thank Daphne C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Different crafts on display with craftspeople working in studios. interesting architecture too, Meals utilising local products are available too.

Thank Chewinggum32
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Informative tour, great cheese and charcuterie plate at cafe, cool displays,extremely kid friendly. spend a morning or afternoon suggested.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The paper tour is very interesting with some hands on opportunities. The cafe is lovely with some excellent cheeses and a variety of wines and liquors to match. There's a range of impressive art works and interesting historical information to peruse.

Thank Sivitrii S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The "makers" were interesting but it's more like a souvenir shop. Barry at the information desk was very helpful. There is a coffee shop but we didn't stay to eat.

Thank KCV60
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From the cruise ship terminal, how do we get to the Makers Workshop.. Is the Workshop far from Bernie township?
14 December 2016|
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Response from Joel D | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship we were on provided busses. We were on Holland America. The Maker's Workshop was not too far from the CBD.
Sharon M
Where is the Makers Workshop in relation to the cruise ship port? CAn I walk there? How far is it to the Penguin Observation Center from the Makers workshop if walking.
2 July 2016|
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Response from Gunnahavfun | Reviewed this property |
It would be a long walk from the dock to the Makers Workshop ! I feel it would be too far. I didn't visit the penguins.
How much does it cost to get I makers wirkshop
10 February 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Free entry to view all of the resident artizans work which is for sale. Any activities or workshops planned are advertised inside the building OR by asking the helpfull volunteers who man the information area.