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Newcastle Museum, Newcastle
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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It's a pleasant place to visit while walking along the water front. Entrances is free which is always a plus. The interactive science museum is a great mechanism for improving the scientific literacy ... read more »
I saw the show detailing the coal Industry in Newcastle and watched footage of the Newcastle earthquake. The science exhibits were interesting.
Next to the Civic railway station you'll see the Newcastle Museum, with small but interesting exhibits about Newcastle history, including steel and coal aspects related to the region. There is a small... read more »
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.
Kids area is great. I'll be going back soon. Great for meet ups.
Great family day out. Could do with more local history.
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