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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 .
Newcastle Museum Reviews
Lovely and free museum. I had a great time learning about spies in their temporary exhibition as well as finding out about history of Newcastle in the permanent part of the museum exhibit. As a mum I ... more »
1. One and only kids friendly museum in Newcastle 2. Programme and exhibition is a bit outdated 3. Free admission with easy parking more »
Staff were great and for a free museum it was awesome. Lots of great "hands on" activities for kids of all ages. It was an unexpectedly hot on the day of our visit and they even had free bottled water. Would highly recommended visiting.
This little gem is the perfect stop over to break up a long drive. It has fun activities that suit all ages and a great soft gym play area too. Oh and it's free! Plenty of street parking nearby, clean toilets, bubblers for fresh water, and a cafe.
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