Your family photos are needed

The Pioneer Village Museum is preparing to celebrate National Family History Week from 29 July until 8 August and is calling for your favorite family photos.

Pioneer Village Museum Curator Georgia Luck said, “Researching your own family history is an extremely popular hobby for many people. At the Pioneer Village Museum we focus usually on the history of our city. But it’s the stories of individuals that really bring our history to life and this is what we are celebrating during Family History Week.

“We are calling for people to bring in their favourite family photos to share with the community. We will scan your photos on the spot, so that you can take them home again with you that same visit.

“All the photos brought into the Museum will be shown as part of a slideshow that will play throughout Family History Week at the Museum.”

The Community is encouraged to bring their photos into the Pioneer Village Museum, Little Alexander Street during opening hours (10am to 3pm) from now until Friday 22 July.

“To celebrate the actual week of National Family History Week, we not only have the family photo slideshow, there will also be a brand new exhibition at the Museum titled Branching Out: Burnie’s Family Tree. The exhibition will open on Monday 1 August.

“On Friday 29 July family history experts will hold two free sessions at the museum to share tips and tools on how to best research your own family history. The first session is on at 2pm and the second at 5:30pm,” she said.

Numbers are limited, make your booking today on 6430 5746 or email

For further information please contact

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