Coach Accommodation Specialists

Hosts Friendly & Informative Volunteers
Address 2 Bass Highway, Parklands
Phone 03 6430 5831
Fax 03 6431 3896


Opening Times/
Days Closed
Open 7 days 9am to 5pm except New Years Day; Good Friday; Anzac Day; Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Group cost

Admission Entry free to Makers' Workshop; Creative Paper tour $10.00 per person for groups; Adults $15pp; Concession $12pp
Guided Tour With advance booking an introduction to Burnie & Makers' Workshop can be arranged and conducted by one the volunteers.

Attractions Outline

Burnie's newest visitor attraction - Makers' Workshop is a place that honours Burnie's history, makers, innovators and artists. Opened in November 2009 this contemporary structure is a new concept for Burnie, part contemporary museum, part arts centre and Visitor Information Centre. The building won the Tasmanian Architectural Award in May 2010. Volunteers at the information counter will help you find your way around Burnie and beyond. You can shop for some interesting locally made gifts and mementoes in the gift shop or check out the latest Tasmanian exhibition in the gallery. Discover what makes Burnie tick from the interpretive displays or simply appreciate the stunning giant sepia images taken by Wolfgang Seivers, still recognised as one of the world's finest industrial and architectural photographers. One of the main attractions in Creative Paper - you are invited to try your hand at making paper under the guidance of experienced and informative paper makers. The informative guided tour takes approximately 30 minutes. You are encouraged to meet the makers and have a chat about what they're making or see their objects for sale in the gift shop. Depending on the day, there may be one or several makers working on site, producing any number of interesting things.

Refreshments & costs

Morning/Afternoon Tea From $3.80 per person - advance booking required
Lunch From $10.00 per person - advance booking required
Seating Capacity approximately 60
Tour/visit time allocation a minimum of 1 hour if doing the paper tour.


Toilets Yes
Disabled access Yes
Booking notice required Yes
Coach parking / turning Yes

Additional Information

Makers’ Workshop is located right on the Highway; approximately 1 hour from Devonport.