Face painting event for new exhibition

In conjunction with the new exhibition at the Burnie Regional Museum named Early Burnie, the Museum is running an exciting calendar of events.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “Early Burnie is an exhibition exploring Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and following its progress through the 19th century. Of course there is still the famous Burnie streetscape to see in the same visit.”

To celebrate the beginning of the new exhibition, the Burnie Regional Museum will be open Saturdays for a period of eight weeks (open from 1:30pm to 4:30pm), from Saturday 16 February to Saturday 6 April.

“Opening on Saturdays has been a long time goal for the Museum. With all the hard work that has gone into this new exhibition, it would be great to see people that can’t always get to the Museum through the week to take up the opportunity and visit on a Saturday so they don’t miss out,” Alderman French said.

This Saturday, 9 March the Museum would especially like to see lots of families visit.

Burnie Regional Museum Curator Georgia Luck said, “This Saturday while you visit you can also learn about the native animals of the North-West of Tasmania from special visitor Discovery Ranger Sonita from Parks and Wildlife Services Tasmania.

“Sonita will be providing presentations and fun group games to raise awareness about threats to native wildlife. You can get up close and personal with some lifelike wildlife specimens including a Tasmanian devil, wedge-tailed eagle and orange-bellied parrot.

“This Saturday discover what it means to be an endangered species and get your face painted as a devil, Tasmanian tiger or other native animal. The face painting and fun games with Sonita are free. There is a small charge to view the exhibition, but it is an extremely affordable trip out for the family.”

For more details visit www.burnieregionalmuseum.net