The Lock-Up, Newcastle

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#9 of 16 in Museums in Greater Newcastle
The Lock-Up is multi-disciplinary contemporary arts centre and 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.
  • i just wanted to see the cells....
  • Free and good fun for kids
  • Was a great experience, staff were friendly and helpful

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