Newcastle Museum, Newcastle

4.4
#2 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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  • Although this museum was small it was bright, clean, interesting, informative, and family friendly. Learning about Newcastle‘s history, the displays of artefacts, the dedicated children’s centre (wher...  more »
  • If you are looking for somewhere to take the little ones while on holiday or if you are local this is a great place. The soft playground for toddlers is great, for the older kids there are some scienc...  more »
  • Learn about the history of newcastle here. Learned about coal mining, hunter water, and a whole lot more. There's an interactive science space for children.  more »
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  • The best. We love this place. Highly recommend for anyone especially for kids of all ages
  • Great museum for kids with lots of interactive stuff. The historical displays are really interesting and very well laid out. The location and building excellent.
  • Awesome steel works exhibition. Kids loved the train. Playground inside was great too. Perfect for a rainy day.
  • Alot of history about newcastle and good play ground for kids
  • Great place to explore, especially for younger audiences, science exibits show a great example of practical science. The BHP/mining exibit is a great display too.

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Newcastle offers an extensive choice of accommodations, with the greatest choice available around the Hamilton East and Cooks Hill areas. Here you can find boutique hotels, hostels, and apartment rentals. Try a beachside residence for a great view of the harbor and quick access to the sand and sea. Farther out of town you will find RV parks and motels along the main roads. Newcastle's solid local train and bus service will take you between the sights and your accommodations in the city.
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