Collections

The Burnie Regional Museum (BRM) is committed to collecting material evidence of life in the North-West region. The Museum holds the third largest collection in Tasmania, including some 400,000 photographs and negatives! Many major figures in the fascinating history of Burnie and the surrounding region are represented in these treasure troves.

The Burnie Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) opened to the public on August 12, 1978. By May 1980, an acquisition policy was adopted to acquire the finest examples available in the fields of drawing, printmaking, photography, watercolour and gouache painting. Today, and from that visionary policy, BRAG houses a nationally significant permanent art collection with a focus on paper in recognition of the region’s history of papermaking.