Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The Burnie Regional Museum’s collections represent the history and the surrounding North West region, from the time Europeans ventured out from Port Sorell in the mid-1820’s to explore the wilderness of the North West, up to the present day.”
“This is a great opportunity for locals to engage, or re-engage, with their history and experience the stories of our ancestors.”
“Admission to the Museum’s Federation Street and Early Burnie exhibitions will now be free to residents of Burnie and all children. Admission to our temporary exhibitions is free to everyone.”
“The Federation Street exhibition allows visitors to wander the charming street scape and see how ordinary people lived more than a century ago. People can discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade.”
“The Early Burnie exhibition allows visitors to explore Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and follows its progress through the 19th century. People can learn about early exploration and the exploits of the Van Diemen’s Land Company; life in the region for the early settlers; and the events which led to Burnie’s first economic boom at the turn of the 20th century.”
For further details about these and the temporary exhibitions or collections, please visit www.burnieregionalmuseum.net
The Burnie Regional Museum is open 10.00am – 4.30pm weekdays and 1.30pm to 4.00pm on weekends and public holidays.