Most first-time tourists to Bernie begin their adventure at Makers’ Workshop. Since it opened in 2009, the Visitor Information Centre has been filled with displays about the city’s heritage. Watch artisans as they produce their crafts, especially hand-made paper. Catch a bite to eat in their café and take home a memento from the gift shop. Best of all are the volunteers. They provide maps, can arrange tours and provide tips about the best places to see in and around Burnie.