Federation Street re-opens
Published on 10 March 2022
And it’s open! Federation Street at the Burnie Regional Museum is open again weekly from Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm with free entry.
Come and see the first indoor historic streetscape built in Australia!
Photo: Federation Street volunteer Ray Crawshaw said there was already a tour group booked in on Friday - photographer Rodney Braithwaite, The Advocate
Burnie Arts and Function Centre executive manager Mark Viner said the re-opening marked an exciting new stage for the regional museum.
“The displays have been dusted off and neatened up, access to the Early Burnie exhibition has been made available through Federation Street, and visitors can see and chat to the Friends of the Burnie Regional Museum.”
"We've done a lot of work," Mr Viner said. "Any facility like this you've got to be constantly looking at it and questioning whether you can improve it, or whether you can showcase different things from the collection to tell different stories."
Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said seeing the venue re-open was "a fantastic outcome" for Burnie. "We started talking to representatives of the volunteers early on about this model," he said.
"They jumped on board, and it was great to have a community group that was originally skeptical... become supportive and have this great outcome."
Photo: Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons with Executive Manager - Burnie Arts and Function Centre Mark Viner - photographer Rodney Braithwaite, The Advocate