What's On?

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BRMAG Calendar - July to December 2018

All of the exciting things coming up at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery and the Burnie Regional Museum. Running from July to December 2018

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A Stitch in Time

… saves nine! This saying has been given new life with the modern reduce, reuse, recycle movement, bringing a greater appreciation for vintage fashion and the frugality of bygone eras. This is a chance to explore our textile collection and the many ways in which we care for and use these objects to tell local stories.

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Federation Street

Wander the charming Federation Street and see how ordinary people lived more than 110 years ago. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade.

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Early Burnie

Early Burnie is an exhibition exploring Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and following its progress through the 19th century. The exhibition features many of the Burnie Regional Museum’s fascinating and significant objects dating from before 1900.

Show and Tell: Young Collectors

The Burnie Regional Museum has a dedicated display case where young people from around the North West region can showcase their collections! Whether it’s action figures, shells, stamps or something entirely different, the Burnie Regional Museum would love to see it!

The Unidentified Project

Why stop now?! Even though our exhibition Unidentified is over and done with, there are still some names missing from the faces. We will be posting these portraits one at a time on our Facebook Page and continuing the quest to identify their subjects. We will also be giving you all the information and stories we have gathered so far.
So spread the word - “Do you recognise anyone?”

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On This Day...

Friday, 18 August 2017 to Friday, 17 August 2018

Join us on Facebook for smashing front pages and links to the fantastic resource that is TROVE. We will be posting every available issue, of every Advocate newspaper, every day, for a whole year! Starting Friday 18 August.

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Robert Onfray - A red letter day for the Van Diemen’s Land Company: the construction of the world’s longest wooden tramway

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Despite mainland Australia benefitting greatly from the gold rushes, Tasmania’s situation up to the 1870s was the opposite, entering its third decade of recession, and the Van Diemen’s Land Company was nearly broke. The discovery of tin at Mount Bischoff changed fortunes for the island colony and the company who wholly funded and built a wooden tramway over 45 miles in length.
This presentation covers the strident opposition from vested interests elsewhere on the north west coast; the reasons for the significant cost over-runs; and the problems faced as soon as it was completed. This year marks the 140th anniversary since completion – it is quite possibly the longest wooden tramway ever built in the world.

GET INVOLVED!

Join Friends of the Museum

The Friends of the Museum are strong advocates for the Burnie Regional Museum in the community. They are committed to supporting the work of the BRM through helping with the organisation of public programs and events, fundraising and volunteering at the museum.

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.

Photo Album

Why stop now?! There are still some names missing from the faces. We will be posting portraits from our Unidentified Exhibition one at a time and continuing the quest to identify their subjects. We will also be giving you all the information and stories we have gathered so far. So spread the word - “Do you recognise anyone?”

Photo Album

Why stop now?! There are still some names missing from the faces. We will be posting portraits from our Unidentified Exhibition one at a time and continuing the quest to identify their subjects. We will also be giving you all the information and stories we have gathered so far. So spread the word - “Do you recognise anyone?”

Exhibition Opening

Remember the epic video clip from Michael Jackson's Thriller?! Come along and enjoy a night of ghoulish gastronomy and dastardly deeds... Maybe even a flash-mob!

Exhibition Opening

"What was i thinking?!" If you've ever exclaimed these words over your fashion choices then you're officially invited to join us for the opening of our new exhibition I Am Beautiful!, exploring changing beauty ideals over time: from corsets to cosmetics, 'man-scaping' to mullets, bustles to breast implants... Recreate your favourite fashion faux pas and wear if to the opening night!

Photo Album

Photo Album

As part of our Temporary Exhibition HOME MADE: Surfing In Tasmania, a touring exhibition from the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, we asked you to share some of your best surfing stories with us... Here are just a few of our favourites!