The Burnie Regional Museum provides a unique environment for students of all ages to learn about their local and regional history. Teachers are encouraged to visit the Museum prior to bringing their students.
Brief students about the aims of the excursion and what they can expect to see at the museum. You may also wish to undertake some pre and post-visit activities. Talk to your students about appropriate behaviour in a museum, including voice volume, touching exhibits and respecting other visitors. Students will need to bring their own clipboards, pens and pencils. It is recommended that at least one-hour be allowed for the visit.
At the Museum
School bags should be left on the bus, however, if necessary they may be left in the foyer area of the museum. Ideally the class should be divided into small groups, with a supervising adult, and each allocated a different starting point in the Museum. No food or drink is allowed in our exhibition spaces.
Entry for all Children, Teachers, and Accompanying Adults is absolutely FREE of charge.
Education Resource Boxes
We have put together a series of education resource boxes as a platform for teachers to introduce a more ‘hands on’ approach to History in the classroom, as well as an understanding of the history of north-west Tasmania.
Each box has been designed alongside a teacher resource with explicit links to the Australian Curriculum and can be taught accordingly or adapted to suit an existing unit.
The range of topics covered in the boxes include:
- Did you get my message? - The history of communication in north-west Tasmania
- Chores, chores and more chores! - The history of technology in the home in north-west Tasmania
- Are we there yet? - The history of transport in north-west Tasmania
There is a small hire fee of $30 to borrow one of these boxes.
They are available to be picked up from the Burnie Regional Museum and used in your classroom for a period of up to two weeks.
The accompanying teacher resources are available for download via the above links, as well as in printed form within each box.
To book your box:
Please contact the Burnie Regional Museum
P: 6430 5746 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The museum is located in Little Alexander Street, Burnie.
If you or your school would like to receive future information regarding links with the Burnie Regional Museum, please contact us with a nominated point of contact.