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“Glamorous Information Centre”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Makers Workshop

Makers Workshop
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Burnie
Certificate of Excellence
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Devonport, Australia
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242 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Glamorous Information Centre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

This is the best ever information centre but its not much of a tourist attraction as such. Great info here and lots of products for sale including cheese bargains. We did not do the paper making tour which I suspect would be the main draw card here. The displays are interesting too. Worthy of stop on way to west coast, Stanley,....

Visited June 2013
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vancouver
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“A better Tourist Information facility”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

A new building with wonderful displays (the mining machine is something else), Paper mache (?sp) statues and good souvenirs.
The Cruise boat shuttles stop here making it a good rendezvous point for tours, personal meetings, etc.

Visited April 2013
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Burnie, Australia
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“Information and craft centre with hand made paper”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This building is only 3 yrs old and is one of Burnies' leading tourist attractions. Situated on the foreshore with great sea views the centre has different "Makers" everyday from glass bead, art works to the Creative Paper tours where you can make your own paper to take home as a reminder. Must see.!

Visited June 2013
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Robina, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“So much talent under one roof!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

This place was a great surprise! We called into Burnie for a day on a cruise ship and this was our first stop getting off the shuttle. What an interesting place, we saw so many crafts and friendly crafts people who were more than willing to discuss their crafts with us. We didn't know about this place before we got there but they do have a website so please look it up! I don't think there is anything like this anywhere else, amazing!

Visited April 2013
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“Great stop for the traveller in Burnie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stopped here both times we went through Burnie. Both times we used the spotlessly clean and modern facilities and availed ourselves of directions, advice and maps from the knowledgeable, helpful and friendly people manning the information desk.
The first time we dropped in we also had lunch at the cafe. We had tried down the street but the parking is so difficult in Burnie and when we did get a park outside a cafe it was full. We only had a cuppa and toasted sandwich but it was an excellent sandwich with goumet cheese and bread and served with a small salad. the other meals coming out looked very appetising.
We had a browse of the gifts and did a little shopping, spoke to a craftsperson who made glass jewellery. Bought some lovely little gifts. Found out about some local producers ie. the distillery and bought some mini bottles to take home. Tried later on to visit the distillery but as happened a couple of times in Tassie, the signage can be poor and we ended up giving up trying to find it. Were most disappointed as never saw their products available for sale anywhere else or at the airport so went home without.
I would recommend Makers Workshop as a stop for travellers as it fills so many needs and has excellent parking. There's also a cheese and produce tasting stall.

Visited April 2013
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