Free entry into Pioneer Village Museum

The Federation Street display in the Pioneer Village Museum

The Federation Street display in the Pioneer Village Museum

The Pioneer Village Museum is generously offering the opportunity to reminisce and learn about Burnie’s history free of charge, to celebrate International Museum Day.

Museums around the world will celebrate on Wednesday, May 18. The theme for International Museum Day in 2011 is Museum and Memory. Museums preserve memories and tell stories. The objects in their collections are fundamental to the memory of the communities we live in.

“The Pioneer Village Museum houses the cultural soul of our region,’’ Pioneer Village Museum curator Georgia Luck said.

“There are approximately 400,000 photographs in our collection. These photos are a precious pictorial history of the region. The museum also has thousands of other objects relating to life in the North-West.”

Some of the photos held in the Pioneer Village Museum’s collection will be playing as a slideshow throughout the day, showing life in Burnie over the past 100 years.

“The museum encourages community spirit, pride and identity and assists our future generations to understand and appreciate their history and culture.”

Miss Luck said visitors would be welcome to wander through the famous Federation Street display and see the War Zone I and II exhibition, all free of charge on May 18.

“International Museum Day 2011 will be an opportunity to discover and rediscover our community’s collective memory at the Pioneer Village Museum,” she said.

There will also be a 25% off sale in the Pioneer Village Museum gift shop.

The Pioneer Village Museum will be open from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, May 18.

Find out more about the Pioneer Village Museum.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ljowett@burnie.net