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Newcastle Museum

6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4974 1400
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Great kids play area

If you are looking for somewhere to take the little ones while on holiday or if you are local this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nickmoad
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle's history

Learn about the history of newcastle here. Learned about coal mining, hunter water, and a whole lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oliver P
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 science based games which are fun. Clean,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Oliver P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has exhibits catering to both kids and adult alike. I enjoyed the historical exhibits while the kids enjoyed the science experiential space and playground.

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Newcastle museum for the first time today as we were in the area. It's a lovely museum with lots of fun hands on activities for the children,The staff are very friendly and informative. Best of all though was the water show created and...More

Thank pmk_17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit with the grandchildren. Free admittance, lots of interactive science displays, pictorial history of Newcastle, Coal Mining display and BHP display including an hourly 10 minute multi-media light and sound show of molten steel being poured from a furnace into a large...More

Thank peter s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here before and it was disappointing the steel works show where the big bucket 'pours' the hot steel was not working on the day. But otherwise the museum has much to offer and see. There is an old steam train engine on display...More

Thank shezzycat
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a hidden gem. So much to do and see for all ages. Love the live shows and the drawing wall for the kids. In a lovely area surrounded by great cafes. The staff are very informed and friendly. Parking is sometimes a problem which...More

Thank TJT101
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting displays and enough for young kids to interact with and learn. Had a great time with our young ones and will surely go back again!

Thank themerlins
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum on a Saturday morning was offered a private introductory tour which we accepted Ron gave us a brief insight to each section of the museum. The BHP and Coal mine exhibits were very interesting and the light show was excellent. Other exhibits...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The Newcastle museum takes a look at the history of Newcastle and surrounding areas. Its interesting and informative and open Tue - Sun ,10 till 5. Located in the honeysuckle precinct, close to town and local attractions. It is free admission . When we visted...More

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