Newcastle Museum, Newcastle
(4.4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • 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 weat...  more »
  • 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 reasonab...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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.