Past Exhibitions

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Set In Stone

Did you ever wonder what happened to the headstones from the old View Road Cemetery?
Discover the sometimes sorrowful, sometimes intriguing, and sometimes downright gruesome tales of our founding folk!

Ghost Exhibition

Ghosts of the North-West: Murder, Mayhem, and Death

Everyone dies… Be thrilled by early stories of sad endings, frightful situations and the memories left behind … from 1825 until the 1929 floods.

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The Lost Storeroom of Uncatalogued Things

“The Einrub Museum made a grim discovery today when they opened what is being described as their ‘Lost Storeroom’. The skeletonised body of a man believed to be Mr Proctor, a former museum employee who went missing almost 40 years ago, has been discovered sitting at his desk under a pile of uncatalogued artefacts and artworks…”

A joint exhibition showcasing obscure and unusual objects from the collections of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery and the Burnie Regional Museum

Winston Churchill Fellowships in Tasmania

A touring exhibition from the Churchill Fellows' Association of Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

I am Beautiful!

Let’s explore the journey of what it is to be ‘beautiful’ and what you have to do to get there! From corsets to cosmetics, ‘man-scaping’ to mullets, bustles to breast implants…

100 Years: 100 Objects

Our Stories from the First World War

An immersive experience of life during the Great War 1914-1918.

Smell scents from the battlefront, taste ANZAC biscuits from home,
hear the songs of war time, see the everyday objects of a soldier’s life, and use touch screens to discover more about the boys (and girls) from Burnie who served.


An exhibition of portrait photographs through time from the Burnie Regional Museum Collection.
These photographs have one thing in common: their subjects remain a mystery; their stories untold.
They are as yet… Unidentified
Do you recognise anyone?

HOME MADE: Surfing In Tasmania

Explore how surfing has been shaped by our coast-line, our native timbers and our wild weather - from 1930s surfing picnics to passionate board shapers, long hikes to a favourite spot or a big-wave rider dwarfed by a towering wave!

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EXPOSED: The History of Photography

From daguerreotypes to digital, the new exhibition at the Burnie Regional Museum will explore how photography has evolved over the past 170 years and changed our lives in the process. On display are some of the Museum’s magnificent collection of cameras and photographic equipment, and photographs taken by two of Burnie’s prominent photographers – Bert Winter and Mel Nichols.