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Newcastle Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Parking isn’t great so take your coins, I paid for 2 hours and we only just made it. It’s generally... read more

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Amy S
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really great museum

a room for kids with hands on things to do, a few shows which were very informative. Great local... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Patrish D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parking isn’t great so take your coins, I paid for 2 hours and we only just made it. It’s generally free except special exhibits but this day was all free, my children 12 and 9 loved it, very science based which I liked, lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

a room for kids with hands on things to do, a few shows which were very informative. Great local museum. Free entry as well. We were really impressed. Parking can be tricky on school holidays (like everywhere else).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Patrish D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum detailing Newcastle's history. Plus a great little area for kids to play. Cafe is also wonderful for a bite to eat. Otherwise, head across to Honeysuckle for a range of eateries.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank May_J83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the former Honeysuckle Point Railway Locomotive Workshops, which are of themselves interesting, and including the closed former Civic railway station, the museum illustrates many parts of Newcastle's history. I particularly liked the 'experience' in a steelworks. Very memorable. Another highpoint was the British-built...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LlewelynTheLast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!! We spent the morning here and we had as much fun as the children. Its a fantastic space full of interesting displays for the children(and adults) to interact with. A must for anyone visiting the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clare W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The good: it’s free; it’s a lovely building. The bad: it’s a museum in the third oldest settlement in Australia but lacking in artifacts and history; what history it does present is not even in chronological order and hence hard to follow.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edwin W
Reviewed 11 November 2018

The museum is a great place for all ages...so much to see and learn regarding all things Newcaslte and the Hunter Valley and beyond.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank heatherherbert62hh
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Newcastle Museum is a small Museum although always has something good on for the kids in holidays and lots of interesting history on The Town. Would recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 934marnii
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Well planned and set out Museum to show the history of Newcastle from its earliest days - even pre aboriginal exhibits included

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on the first full day of our family holiday with (3 year old and 7 year old). There was a paid exhibit which we didn’t do ($25 per family).the favourite was the science room, it has a indoor play area for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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