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Makers Workshop, Burnie

(3.8/5 based on 300 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.
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  • The paper workshop is a wonderful experience and fun for all ages. Throughout all of Burnie we were told that this was the place to sample the cheeses from the area, but it was very underwhelming as t...  more »
  • The displays were good but very limited - just a hand full of companies. Perhaps it reflected the hype of the A4 'Makers' brochure. Most of the souvenirs were made in China. We expected to see on disp...  more »
  • As far as range of locally made products - I was disappointed. The Wilderness Gallery at Cradle Mountain has a much better range which proves there are many more makers locally than you'd get to see a...  more »
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  • 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
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  • The papermaking workshop was fantastic! its good for all ages - my 4yo loved it too.