The Lock-Up, Newcastle

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#8 of 12 in Museums in Greater Newcastle
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The Lock-Up is a curated multi-disciplinary contemporary arts centre and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing. Its program includes exhibitions, events, site specific installations and performances, residencies and a variety of activities designed to engage the public.
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  • After reading many amazing reviews we couldn't wait to vist the lock up. To our disappointment it is not functioning as a jail tour any more . It was hosting a gallery presentation. The exhibition its...  more »
  • The Gaol is amazing. Deep history and lovely contemporary Art. Our sons engagement party was held here and I assume it was catered for by an external company. Location is fantastic for this in the cou...  more »
  • Always interesting - sometimes confronting but well worth a visit. Set in the old police station atmosphere abounds.  more »
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  • Grabbed a quick coffee, looks to be a good place but I was only there for a few minutes. Would like to try it again some day I am back in Newcastle.
  • Love the simple art exhibitions they have on. A fantastic, edgy art addition to the city.
  • Was a great experience, staff were friendly and helpful
  • A truly fascinating part of Newcastle's history, the lock up has a number of immaculately kept former prison rooms. The exhibitions held there are also worth going for alone.
  • I never thought there would be such a decent place to explore in a unique town like this one. Only a gold coin donation was appreciated. Got to see a room for the retarded I guess? Go check this place out, I'd recommend this to my friends!

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