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Newcastle Museum

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Address: Workshop Way, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4974 1400
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10:00 - 17:00
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Have been to Newcastle Museum 3 times once with a probus group close to Anzac Day twice with our grandchildren.One visit was to see the dinosaurs on show and other just to take it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kaye B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Newcastle Museum 3 times once with a probus group close to Anzac Day twice with our grandchildren.One visit was to see the dinosaurs on show and other just to take it all in.

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Thank Kaye B
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend visiting kids love it and very educational and alot of fun and best of all its free

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The free entry galleries give a good overview of Newcastle history, together with a small science centre with interactive exhibits. The play area for younger children is great particularly in wet weather.

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Thank Newystats
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a visitor to the region, the Newcastle history was interesting and also the story of coal mining. Some of the displays were very interesting while others made you ask why bother. This is a reasonably small museum so large displays of photos seemed a bit odd. There seemed to be wasted space in areas selling museum shop items that... More 

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Maroubra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Some interesting historical information, artifacts and photos, but it doesn't change much over the last couple of years. Fun for kids and big kids science centre is perhaps it's best gallery. Story of coal and coal mining is OK.

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Thank Cazaly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It has a new venue to explore science and my young children loved it. You can spend as much time as you like with interactive displays. Aboriginal history to be viewed. all over a great science experience.

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Thank Daphne B
Singleton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very good Museum with lots of exhibits.Aboriginal life and Newcastle's history. Of course the grandchildren love Supernova. A scientific explosion and a safe and fun place for children to play and learn.Also a small cafe in the foyer.

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Thank annfuller2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Exhibits well displayed. Steel making excellent. Plenty of the history of Newcastle. Brought back many memories. Also some really interactive exhibits. Little cafe served quite adequate snacks and coffee was good.

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Thank Sheila T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's a pleasant place to visit while walking along the water front. Entrances is free which is always a plus. The interactive science museum is a great mechanism for improving the scientific literacy of children! The fire displays and geological exhibits as well as the historic walk through style exhibit of old Newcastle town is very informative and easy to... More 

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NSW
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I saw the show detailing the coal Industry in Newcastle and watched footage of the Newcastle earthquake. The science exhibits were interesting.

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