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Makers Workshop

2 Bass Highway, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6430 5831
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Worth a visit

Great to see artists at work - very talented people. Lots of interesting items to purchase. If you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Forestville, Australia
Buy me

Interesting information about paper and amazing paper mache displays. Good information centre. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa B
Cronulla, Australia
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“paper making” (84 reviews)
“local artists” (28 reviews)
“cheese tasting” (16 reviews)
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2 Bass Highway, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6430 5831
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great to see artists at work - very talented people. Lots of interesting items to purchase. If you have the time the paper making tour is a must.

Thank Tracey164
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting information about paper and amazing paper mache displays. Good information centre. Very limited cheese tasting. Some views over the beach or bay but the overall impression we left with was this place was more about selling to tourists than informing or explaining what is...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great centre for lots of things happening. You can do a hands on tour and learn to make paper using roo poo apple pulp and different leaves from the forest. One of my great hobbies is paper making and I was just...More

Thank Peder2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tasmanian arts and crafts on display, wonderful building, and the view out to the ocean from those large windows just amazing. Many talented artists displaying their works

Thank happy2016474
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Limited menu with Tasmanian local produce for sale. Especially cheeses, you can taste, smoked salmon and honey. Interesting to look around

Thank 1001dinners
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sun Princess stopped at the (working Wharf) and a town shuttle makes 3 stops, the first being at the Makers Centre. Very interesting and a great range of produce and crafts for purchase. Worth a visit.

Thank DIBBLE06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit disappointing. It is marketed as a place to see lots of good local crafts and the "makers" at work - but during the Australian Masters Games in Oct 2017 (when there were several thousand extra tourists in the region) there was little being exhibited...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makers workshop offers some insights to Burnie's handicraft history. Stand outs for me were the bark baskets and wood work, and the totally best ginger beer ever (thanks Henry). Bit noisy when full of people.

Thank MrGruffy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Makers Workshop does look inviting, so interesting (from the outside). But inside the building, there seems far too much unused space. Still, it is akin to a tourist promo and all that this entails. The local produce is a delight but seems somehow incongruous...More

Thank Alison R A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called into the Makers Workshop for a browse and a coffee. I ordered a capuccino for myself and tumeric latte for my wife ( this drink is readily available in WA). Rather than just saying "I'm sorry, we don't have that" the lady insulted my...More

1  Thank tergle
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14 December 2016|
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Response from Joel D | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship we were on provided busses. We were on Holland America. The Maker's Workshop was not too far from the CBD.
Sharon M
1 July 2016|
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Response from Gunnahavfun | Reviewed this property |
It would be a long walk from the dock to the Makers Workshop ! I feel it would be too far. I didn't visit the penguins.
10 February 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Free entry to view all of the resident artizans work which is for sale. Any activities or workshops planned are advertised inside the building OR by asking the helpfull volunteers who man the information area.