Newcastle Museum, Newcastle

(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Explore the history of Newcastle at Newcastle Museum, established in 1988 to collect and preserve historic objects relating to the Hunter Region. This museum features lots of interactive displays and hands-on activities sure to entertain visitors of all ages. Since re-opening in a new building in 2011, the museum has won numerous awards for its design, sustainability, and contribution to the development of regional tourism. Visit the site’s popular shop, which sells a range of souvenirs and gifts, educational games and toys, local history books, jewelry, and t-shirts. The shop also stocks quality products sourced entirely from local artists and craftsmen. Before you head to Newcastle, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Newcastle trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Newcastle has to offer, including Newcastle Museum.
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  • Excellent day out activity. Took my nephews there and they had a blast. They especially enjoyed the one steel show on the hour and asked lots of questions. Super nova science area heaps of fun too. Wo...  more »
  • We always take the grandchildren to this museum when we are in Newcastle and it is always enjoyable and fun for the whole family. The children, who are aged from 4 to 12 years old, always enjoy the ex...  more »
  • 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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  • It's a pleasant place to visit while walking along the water front. Entrances is free which is always a plus. They have a 5 minute "show" about the iron making in the city at the top of every hour. If you're there while it's on check it out else not worth a special trip.
  • On a rainy day the museum is the perfect choice. We didn't make it past the kids/science section. Kept the kids (and us) engaged for a good couple of hours. The live show was excellent - informative and exciting.
  • The Newcastle Museum is a great place for tourists or families to visit. The attractions are interesting and engaging for everyone. Their is a café out the front and jas plenty of amenities.
  • Great free place to take the kids especially in wet weather. Enjoyed the science show and steam exhibition. A fun educational day for everyone.
  • Beautiful place to visit with kids. Friendly staff, great collection.