Museum exhibition on war opens on Remembrance Day

The Burnie Regional Museum’s new exhibition will officially open on Remembrance Day (Tuesday, 11 November 2014).

The new temporary exhibition 100 Years: 100 Objects - Our Stories from the First World War will provide visitors both a memorable and immersive experience of life during the Great War in 1914 to1918.

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said, “This exhibition will provide an experience. Visitors will literally be able to smell scents from the battlefront, taste ANZAC biscuits from home, hear the songs of war time, see the everyday objects of a soldier’s life, and use touch screens to discover more about the boys and girls from Burnie who served.”

Join us for the opening on Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 2.30pm

This exhibition is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

To celebrate the new temporary exhibition there are various events to enjoy.

Join the free Lunchtime Talk with Marion Sargent - Amy Ruth Sargent: An Adventurous Nurse on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at 1pm.

Burnie Regional Museum Curator Georgia Wade said, “Come and hear Marion talk about her great-aunt, Amy Ruth Sargent, who was a nurse in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service on the battlefields of World War One in France and Belgium. When Amy returned from the war, she worked as a nurse in Wynyard and then for many years as school nurse on the North-West Coast of Tasmania.”

A free Family Fun Day will also be held on Saturday 15 November from 10am to 4.30pm.

“We hope families young and old come along and see the new exhibition, enjoy WWI era songs by Segway Choir, get 'hands-on' with the Australian War Memorial's object box and have a chat with a war veteran from the Burnie RSL,” Mrs Wade said.

The Museum is open weekdays and for three special Saturdays on 15, 22, and 29 November 2014 from 10am to 4.30pm.

Visit for more details about our exciting events to celebrate this new exhibition.

For further information please contact

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