Newcastle Museum, Newcastle

4.5
#1 of 16 in Museums in Greater Newcastle
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. Put Newcastle Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Newcastle online trip maker .
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  • lot of Newcastle history in the one place.Free to visit with a live show on the hour. Right in the heart of the city.  more »
  • I visited this museum while on a cruise. I got there by taking the Newcastle shuttle (bus 110) which is free. This museum is also free. It contains lots of exhibits on Newcastle's history. I especiall...  more »
  • Not being from Australia, we knew very little of Newcastle other than it was famous as an industrial port. We were aware of this relatively recently opened museum in the former engine sheds. The exhib...  more »
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  • A somewhat small museum but informative. Great displays and gets you the local information on the town. How it was formed and changed through the years. Something not to be missed is the small show on the steel works. Its very enjoyable and only like 10 minutes long. But its a more appealing way to hear of the steelworks in a way not easily forgotten and easy to understand. Kids will love it or may get scared as it involves smoke machines etc but good for all ages really.
  • Small but a nice museum in Newcastle, one of the best I've seen by far in a while. Parking is close by near the harbour to which you can also checkout the other local attractions whilst visiting this lovely museum. It can be a nice place to take your older kids, I wouldn't recommend taking young ones .
  • Museum itself is what you would expect for a free local museum, ok but nothing special. However, they have a really good kids area, a preschool play are and a science exploration area for older kids. They also seen to have regular "special" exhibits which you pay for. There is also a story time for young children every Tuesday. We go very regularly!
  • Love this museum. Often has great exhibitions. Always has a fun learning area for the kids as well as indoor play area for young kids. The other part of the museum is local history. Its free except for special exhibits.
  • Newcastle Museum hasn't changed much. I guess it doesn't need to because it's a pretty good place. It's a great hot day or wet weather day place to go and get out of the weather. The kids like the playground and the sciencey stuff out the back. The trams a hit and they change the main display every so often. The price is right being free and it's in a good location to go for a walk along the harbour after.
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