Makers Workshop, Burnie

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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.
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  • A great way to support local artists but definitely aimed at the tourist market. The art and paper sculptures are worth the visit. The volunteers are amazing and extremely helpful!  more »
  • Virtually a weekend market, held daily, in a sterile building with tourist prices. Great to buy souvenirs from if you’re on the P&O Boat - and to be honest, that’s who they’re catering the prices to.  more »
  • This is a great place for information on what to see and do and they will even assist you with some of the activities. There are some great crafts or gifts to buy there as well as a fantastic selectio...  more »
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  • The crafts on display were interesting and even if you aren't crafty you'll find something that grabs your attention. The cafe serves excellent food and is worth visiting for that alone. Nice view too. There is a wide variety of local produce on sale including some yummy cheeses and jams. If you see a cruise ship in the nearby port, you can be sure the place will be super busy - better to wait until they've gone. Easy parking.
  • Brilliant. What a great place. Artisans practicing their trades as we the ordinary people stand and watch in admiration and then go crazy spending our hard earned money on the great jewellery and other crafts around the building. We spent a good 2.5-3 hours there being entertained and fed.
  • Love this Place. When visitors visit me we always drop in. Hard devil rock candy I get from here to send away to family and other tourist items. Became close friends with a staff member and family always great to see them.
  • Great selection of locally made handicrafts and wonderfully knowledgeable information staff- they gave us a great tip about a stunning beach just up the coast. There's free wifi, if that's your thing, and you can try your hand at paper making. It was very busy when we were there due to a cruise ship being in town.
  • A must ALWAYS on our way to the west coast! Great cafe and search out the resident artists in the pods - usually at least 1 there. Gift shop is amazing too. AND if you have time do a Paper Tour.

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