Get Involved

Become a Friend!

The Friends are a group of people who are interested in actively supporting the Burnie Regional Museum. They assist the BRM by encouraging the community to engage with and support this important institution.

The Friends of the Burnie Regional Museum help to promote the BRM by organising activities and events for the public to enjoy and by volunteering their time.

Part of the function of the Friends of the Burnie Regional Museum is to raise funds to assist with the purchase of equipment and acquisitions for the BRM collection. 

The Friends group allows you to be involved as little or as much as you want to be. Just by paying your subscription fee, you are helping the Burnie Regional Museum.


As a Friend, you can enjoy:

  • FREE admission to all exhibitions at the Burnie Regional Museum
  • 10% Discount in the Burnie Regional Museum Gift Shop
  • 10% Discount on all Burnie Regional Museum Public Programs
  • Membership to the Australian Federation of Friends of Museums, which offers discounts at many other museums and galleries around Australia

You will also receive invitations to new exhibitions and special events.

Annual Membership Fee (July – June)

  • Couples $30
  • Singles $20
  • Full-time students $5

The Committee of the Friends of the Burnie Regional Museum meets on the third Friday of every month, 10:30am-12:00pm at the museum. General members are also welcome to attend these meetings.



Become a Volunteer

The Burnie Regional Museum has a dedicated group of volunteers who offer their time, energy, and expertise to the museum.

Our volunteers work mainly on cataloguing objects in the collection. Their support has enabled the museum to complete some very large projects, including cataloguing the 300,000 photographic negatives in the Winter Collection. Many of our volunteers have particular interests or skills and we try our best to offer projects that suit each individual.

Some of our volunteers meet and greet cruise ship visitors to the museum. Their friendly welcome and local knowledge is always appreciated by our visitors.

Soon we will be undertaking the extensive task of digitising our photographic collections. We will need volunteers with many different skill sets to work in a team to help us achieve this task.

If this sounds like you... please contact us!

Join the Friends!

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100 Years 100 Objects WW1 Exhibition


Here is a chance to meet some of our fantastic Volunteers here at the Museum and find out a bit more about them and what they do!