Burnie Regional Museum
Burnie Regional Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Federation Street: Wander the charming Street and see how ordinary people lived more than 110 years ago. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade. Early Burnie: Explore Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and follow its progress through the 19th century. Learn about early exploration and the exploits of the Van Diemen’s Land Company; life in the region for early settlers; and the events which led to Burnie’s first economic boom at the turn of the 20th century. Temporary Exhibitions: Exciting and creative exhibitions to both delight and inspire. Learn about local stories and celebrate the region’s diverse and unique history.
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2CAtravelers
Brattleboro, VT876 contributions
Mar. 2023
We were in the area because the bus from our cruise ship dropped off passengers in the adjacent plaza. The Mayor came out to greet us, which was terrific. The museum itself is quite small and run by volunteers. It gives you a short overview of the history of Burnie and includes some photographs as well as a street scene complete with shops. We were here on a Sunday and it was open maybe because our ship was in port.
Written 7 June 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,271 contributions
Apr. 2022
We arrived at the Museum and the place looked deserted although opening hours were advertised as 10.00am - 4.30pm. Spotted a male heading up the walkway and followed. By the time we reached the door he was inside but returned to find out if he could assist. We were advised that the museum was closed, I pointed out that the opening hours were advertised 10 - 4.30 and the time was 2.25pm. I was then told it didn't open on Tuesdays. NOT HAPPY.

Adjacent the carpark is a sculpture, Spiral Chimes Walk and the water feature with plaque inscribed, in part; Tribute to the pioneers of Burnie.
Written 17 May 2022
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Denise L
Melbourne, Australia836 contributions
Mar. 2020
This is an amazing place to wander around. They have created a whole street just as it was so long ago. With sound & videos as well as thousands of artifacts its such a surprise & so well done
Most of the items were collected by Peter Mercer who started collecting when he was a young boy and his collection got so big it took over and became a private museum before becoming the Burnie Regional Museum.
The design is based on the Kirkgate Victorian Street in York, in the UK and is a fantastic collection of so many items!!
See the Local Pub - The Emu Bay Inn. The Doctor, Livery Services,Coach Service, Newspaper Offices, Blacksmith, General Store & Post Office, Local Photographer, The Emu Bay Butter Factory, The Dental Surgery - Ouch!! Heaps more!!
Really interesting & well worth seeing.
Buy a souvenir catalogue - you wont regret it!!
Have fun- heapsto learn
Written 20 May 2020
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llsaPortElliot
Port Elliot483 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Solo
Difficult to find since it is tucked away. Reasonably priced but not a patch on historical villages such as Swan Hill and Soveriegn Hill which are interactive and considerably larger.
Written 10 March 2020
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jandp768
Bendigo, Australia899 contributions
Feb. 2020
Once we found it, the signage hard to find, we loved it. Very friendly and informative lady at the desk. Three parts to the museum, the recreation of the former Main Street of Burnie, really well done, felt like we had really gone back in time. The room about Burnie in it beginning days, heaps of interesting info and displays and then the digital photo display of hundreds of old photos of landmarks of the North West.
Reasonably priced $5.50 for seniors. Lots of parking but you do have to pay.
Really worth a visit.
Written 11 February 2020
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4boysdad
Townsville, Australia127 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Friends
After a business meeting we visited this attraction and found a detailed and faithful recreation of local businesses that existed in the early history on Burnie. The display would interest young and old with printed, audio visual information and authentic smells supporting the items on show.

Small enough for a 30 minute stop. Toilets on site no food or drink service.

Sadly hard to find due to very poor signage and Google maps lack of detail
Written 20 December 2019
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Emma C
18 contributions
Nov. 2019
Loved it very much, reasonable priced as well.
Well worth visiting and recommended to people of all ages
Written 17 November 2019
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katstew3
Mornington Peninsula, Australia50 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Worth visiting, we took my parents and dad hasn’t stopped talking about it. Very well done and lots of old stuff to see.
Written 27 October 2019
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Eddiemack
Pompano Beach, FL453 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
During a recent cruise, we stopped at Burnie, a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania that was founded in 1827. Eucalyptus forests once blanketed the surrounding land and the timber industry fueled the economy for the next 100 years. Today, Burnie is known for its natural beauty and for creative arts which developed after the paper pulp mill closed.

Burnie proudly embraces its past as evidenced by this museum's exhibits containing rare photographs of early Burnie, documents tracing the city's development, railroad memorabilia and a remarkable collection of WWI items. The prisoner-of-war uniforms and gas masks that the Australian soldiers wore as protection against gas, are particularly fascinating.
Written 19 April 2019
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Fijiscouse
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Family
Not just a shipping port but a nice wee town to dip into on your way to or from Hobart. The regional museum showing the history behind the towns way of living with ladies weaving wool and the people that have served the country is worth a visit.
Written 10 March 2019
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