Pioneer Village Museum celebrates 40 years

In 1971 on 1 November the Pioneer Village Museum opened its doors for the very first time.

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the PVM.

Curator of the PVM Miss Georgia Luck said, “It is certainly something to be celebrated. The Museum has seen a lot of changes in its 40 years.

“To celebrate, a new temporary exhibition will open to pay homage to 1971, the year the Museum opened.”
The exhibition will open to the public on Monday 14 November.

“Be transported back to the era of protests, bell-bottoms, platforms and a lot of hair! The whole idea is to come and reminisce or if you’re too young to remember it, discover what life was like in 1971,” she said.

The PVM can be found in Little Alexander Street and is open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm. For full details on admission visit

“We have some very exciting changes coming up in the next few weeks at the Museum. All will be revealed soon.

“It is terrific and humbling to see such support from our volunteers and the community after 40 years. We have a great team and we are working on ways to keep improving the Museum so that it can be here and supported for the next 40 years.”

For further information please contact

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