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Newcastle Museum

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Address: Workshop Way, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 2 4974 1400
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Family visiting from overseas

Very well set out, enjoyed the science room even though a couple of the machines didn't work, history was very good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Matt C
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very well set out, enjoyed the science room even though a couple of the machines didn't work, history was very good.

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Thank Matt C
Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We (myself and 6 year old daughter) went to have a look at the humanoid exhibition but when we got there we were told that there was an educational talk on "how your body works", the gentlemen who presented (Dave) was wonderful!! The museum was so cool and a great hide-away in the heat of summer. The interactive area was... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are locals, so we go back to the museum regularly. For a small museum, it does a great job of regularly changing the exhibits. The standard (free) exhibits include Supanova - a hands on science exploration (lifting up a full size car is one of the favourites!), the BHP exhibit (including a light and sound show on the hour... More 

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Thank Kinash
Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a Japanese visitor her on a rainy day and he was very pleased. Lots to do and see that reflects our local history.

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Thank Brad B
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Newcastle Museum in Jan 2017, found it difficult to find parking, then we did find a public parking next to the museum but it wasn't clear that they had 2P / 4P and 8P areas... I tried to park in the 4P area but the Parking meter machine was out of order and only accepted coins not... More 

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Thank Mahmoud T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great rainy day activity. Got some souvenirs also. Most of it is free so make a donation so others can enjoy it and it stays free. Recommended it for anyone with kids

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Thank Nala K
Holmfirth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a good hour out of the blazing sun n this super child friendly museum. Our two grandchildren aged 8 and 3 loved all the interaction and it was educational too.

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Thank Judith H
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The majority of the museum is free except for the special exhibits which are approx $40 per family. Lots of interactive things for the kids to check out. There is a good play area for under 5s. Lots of history about BHP with a sound and light display. The museum is very clean and spacious

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Thank netmot
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of interesting things to see here to do with Newcastle's heavy industrial heritage, ranging from coal mining to steel production.

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Thank Mark B
Newcastle, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Newcastle Museum many times, mostly at the request of my kids, they love it. We usually go nearly every school holidays. The museum is free except for special exhibitions which have a small entry fee.

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