Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Tasmania  /  Burnie  /  Museums  /  Makers Workshop
Makers Workshop, Burnie
(3.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. See Makers Workshop and all Burnie has to offer by arranging your trip with our Burnie vacation planner.
Create a full Burnie itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Burnie

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Burnie by other users

51 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Launceston & Burnie BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I frequently visit the Makers Workshop and there's always something different to see by the many artists who contribute to the creative scene. Aside from the paper making tours, there's the impressive...  more »
  • Arriving in Burnie on a cruise, a wonderful 21° saw us board a shuttle into Burnie proper; first stop Makers Workshop. I joined a tour to learn how to make paper while my husband took advantage of a c...  more »
  • Essential information to understanding Burnie, and its history presented in multiple formats - described in other reviews. Paper making is great fun ( and surprisingly easy) even for us seniors. Huge ...  more »
Google
  • Just another tourist trap. The tourist information people in the Makers Workshop are your friend if you have money to waste but don't expect to get unbiased information from them. I've been a local in Burnie for over 20 years and wanted to know about places to camp for free in the area as I'm going to be homeless soon and they tried to advertise the local caravan parks to me which I can't afford, hence why I asked them for information about free camping and not caravan parks which I can find in the phone book. They tried to tell me I have to go to caravan parks for showers but I knew there's a free shower in the multistorey carpark toilets so that con would only have worked on non-locals. They also suggested if I want to camp for free then I have to leave Burnie which I now know also isn't true. They said I can't camp at the free camp grounds at Cooee because tents can get run over by caravans (even though the caravans shouldn't be driving on the grass areas). If you want to save money then look elsewhere for information or better yet avoid Burnie all together - it's not a tourist destination - it's a dying port town with a council that neglects the locals in favour of ripping off tourists.
  • Great external and interior design, good spot for a stop, shop, break or a long relaxing coffee with sea views.
  • One of many places we visited Burnie Makers was nothing like I expected. They have so many artist and alike with untold talents until you see their work. the paper works were just amazing and so detailed. A must visit next time U R in Tas. Leo Traralgon VIC
  • Great
  • The papermaking workshop was fantastic! its good for all ages - my 4yo loved it too.