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“Well worth a look”
Review of Makers Workshop

Makers Workshop
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Burnie
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Australia
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223 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Well worth a look”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

It seems to be the kind of place that will deliver different experiences depending on the level of activity on the day. We arrived on a cold, wet and windy day that made it good just to get out of the weather. It was pretty quiet and there wasn't much craftwork going on, but there were lots of interesting things to see. The standard of workmanship for most things was pretty high. Some pieces were (I thought) overpriced but we never felt any pressure to buy. Some great old photos were displayed and being sold, and lots of prints and wooden objects were on offer. There were several things that could be called 'souvenirs' but weren't cheap or tacky. There was a good range of jewellery displayed that the women in our group liked, and we sampled some delightful cheeses that were made in the area. The building itself was interesting with expansive views and while we wandered around the rain stopped and the sun came out which was a pleasant way to end our visit. Definitely worth a look and you never know what you'll find.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Burnie!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The lady behind the information counter here informed me that the café made a great Fruit Toast. I thought she was just telling me that because she worked here... How wrong I was!
The fruit toast was the best breakfast I've had anywhere!
Delectable berries smashed over the gorgeous bread. . So yummy we came back again ob or way back through Burnie so my partner could have the fruit toast and I could try the fresh scones.
Highly recommended!

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Paper making tour interesting”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Lovely showcase of local artists work, with some artist working each day. We also did the paper making tour $40 for a family, a bit pricey, but kids loved making their own paper and fantastic seeing a paper maker at work, creating beautiful paper from recycled materials including wombat poo!!! Definitely worth a visit. Other activities there were free including cheese tasting

Visited March 2014
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Brisbane Q
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187 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“A MUST see!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

It is modern, it is innovative and it is well worth an hour or two's stopover!! Oh............and it is FREE!! AND.........the local Tourist Bureau is located in there now so if you need to book ahead...........it is a one stop shop!! Have you been to MONA?? And liked it's modern theme..........?? Then you should love the Makers Workshop too......it is just a bit smaller and easier to navigate around!! Congrats to the locals who thought this centre up..........well done!! We loved it and a great tribute to all your local artists!! Found some interesting touristy gifts to take home from here too............and all hand made locally!!

Visited January 2014
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Stanley, Australia
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must to visit!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stunning building to admire from afar, but walking through the doors the building transforms into something so magnificent!! Gorgeous views from perfectly placed glass frames!! And to see artists actually making their wares, we just loved it.....VERY friendly and well informed staff....BEST COFFEE in Burnie (and yes i have tried them all) Well done Burnie!!

Visited January 2014
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