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Newark Museum

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Neighbourhood: Newark Central Business District
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Address: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy...

The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences. Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections, travel to the stars in our popular Planetarium, and stroll through our beautiful sculpture garden.

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Good time for all. Before traveling to far away places try visiting your backyard!!

I have not been here since I was in grammar school and to kids It was as good if not better then I remember. Parking was right there and we all had a good time. Everyone had... read more

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54 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have not been here since I was in grammar school and to kids It was as good if not better then I remember. Parking was right there and we all had a good time. Everyone had different interests and things that got excited about and wanted t linger on but we all enjoyed it I thought it was bigger... More 

Thank richardbU2955WC
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sincerely was not expecting much from the Newark Museum. After all, with giant, world-renowned museums (like the Met) being a train ride away in New York, how can a small museum like this compete? Well, first off, this museum is not small! I was surprised by its vast collection that could easily take up an entire day! Secondly, the... More 

1 Thank mustangs1415
Harwich, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was very pleased by this museum. I love to see my favorite American Painters, Homer, O'keefe, Chrurch, ssawThomas Moran saw all of these painters represented in some of their lesser known pieces but absolute treasures. I enjoyed the Hudson River School as the museum wanted its way through to more modern pieces .As well as the sculpture of Lincoln... More 

Thank Tetonted1995
Belmar, New Jersey
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

By far one of my favorite museums. Plan for a whole day it's a big museum with a lot to see. Dynamic earth is wonderful, educational yet fun and light with hands on experiences. We didn't make it to the planetarium but I'm sure it's great. Tibet collection is magnificent and perfectly narrated by Richard Gere, highly recommended. A great... More 

1 Thank sharonytweety
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455 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The museum is filled with great art and history. I particularly liked how the galleries were divided with explanations. We loved the jewelry. The Harlem renaissance piece was amazing. The Ballantine house was beautiful and we enjoyed the history. There is so much to see and it's very comfortable to move through.

1 Thank Go2FunFood
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Nice museum. Didn't know it existed But was pleasantly surprised. Not as big as the Nyc museums but nice to stay locally and be entertained. Truly enjoyed it . Would recommend

Thank Sharon M
New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wonderful museum with great membership packages for families, it hosts an impressive permanent collection of fine art and ceramics (as diverse as American art, decorative arts, contemporary art and art from around the globe) as well as top-drawer traveling exhibits. It also house three things that our kids have loved growing up: * The Dreyfuss Planetarium * The Ballantine House... More 

Thank wheelie07042
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went here to kill a couple of hours before flight back to U.K. Was pleasantly surprised. The old house was decorated for Christmas it was so realistic. It seemed a bit pricey to enter but enjoyed the visit

Thank Beverley G
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It was a great pleasure to spend several hours yesterday at the Newark Museum. The staff was very helpful and friendly and there were more than enough exhibits and art work to enjoy. The Tibetan and Asian rooms were particularly enchanting. The Victorian rooms of the Ballentine mansion were quite interesting. The gift shop was spectacular. We decided to go... More 

Thank Paul S
Edison, New Jersey
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I have not been to this museum in well over 20 years and if nothing else in those years this museum is better then ever. There is the Ballentine House this was the Mansion of the celebrated Newark beer-brewing family, the house is outfitted in the style of the 1800's and wonderful to visit. There is also the Newark Firehouse... More 

Thank Michael W

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