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Newcastle Museum

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6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4974 1400
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Although the museum hosts travelling exhibitions from time to time, many of the exhibits are stale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OzGirl20142014
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Newcastle, Australia
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Something for everyone

Great for families with interactive displays. The history of Newcastle is wide and varied... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Tiffy2au
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Newcastle
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6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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"interactive science"
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"steel making"
in 13 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"light and sound show"
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"hands on activities"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
in 26 reviews
"local history"
in 18 reviews
"free entry"
in 20 reviews
"industrial history"
in 5 reviews
"indoor playground"
in 4 reviews
"coal mining"
in 7 reviews
"steel works"
in 7 reviews
"great for kids"
in 12 reviews
"travelling exhibitions"
in 4 reviews
"older kids"
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"paid parking"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the museum hosts travelling exhibitions from time to time, many of the exhibits are stale and in the case of the kids’ area, (supernova?), the interactive exhibits are often missing pieces, cordoned off or simply not working. This place needs a big overhaul and...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Great for families with interactive displays. The history of Newcastle is wide and varied. Newcastle museum offers its visitors an insight to the diverse industries such as coal and the lives of the early settlers in Newcastle. Also offers visitors hands on interactive science exhibits....More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I had this on my to do list for Newcastle as it ticked a few boxes, free, fun for a toddler (and parents) and it was in an easy location. We were not disappointed. Our 2 year old thoroughly enjoyed exploring the play area and...More

Thank Kara D
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Entry to the museum is free, which is very good considering what they have to offer. They have a range of exhibitions that cater for all ages. Some of them are interactive and bring out your inner child.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

A great place to spend some down time - focus on Newcastle and its history. Interactive science space for kids was great. Good gift shop and coffee place.

Thank Carl A
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

I've been twice at the museum. The second was booked for the special Spider exhibition. My eyes were exactly the same sparcle as the children's, watching the explanation of the scientist about waggeling bees producing honey.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Often go there with grandchildren who are entertained by all manner of things that the museum has to offer

Thank gallifrey2017
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My son loves going to the museum. The steelworks display is great, and the museum exhibits are well done. The kids love the interactive area, especially using the pulley to hoist up the car.

Thank Alesha G
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

So many things to see and do in this surprising museum. There is lots of history and plenty for big and little kids to play with. The history of war, BHP, sport, transport and more. Great place if it was raining and easy access to...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We stayed at Rydges Newcastle which was directly across the road, It was great and best part its free! our children loved the spider exhibition which I believe was about $15 per child so worth it they haven't stopped talking about it and the huge...More

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