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Newcastle Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects for and about Newcastle in an innovative way to inspire, entertain and engage. It is a safe and accessible community hub for visitors to drop in or stay for the day.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday ,10am to 5pm

Phone: 4974 1400


Located in the historic Honeysuckle Railway workshops, the Museum is right in the heart of Newcastle. Newcastle Museum brings to life significant moments of past, present and future in three major permanent exhibitions open free to visitors. A Newcastle Story – explores the natural environment, early Aboriginal life and Newcastle’s history and beliefs. It provides a journey through times of war and immigration, sporting moments and famous identities. Fire and Earth – unveils the hot and heavy industrial heart of the Hunter in a spectacular showcase of the region’s major industries. Supernova – science, maths and engineering are the nuts and bolts of these interactive exhibits that challenge, inspire and engage people of all ages. To remain dynamic and relevant, the Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year. From blockbuster visiting shows, to locally based community exhibitions, the Museum ensures there is always something new to entice and interest visitors. Sprout Canteen is open at the Museum from 8.30am to 3pm to provide breakfasts, lunches and refreshing snacks and treats. Newcastle Museum and Sprout Canteen are open Tuesdays to Sundays except during holidays when it remains open seven days a week. Entry is free.

Cnr Workshop way and Merewether Street, Newcastle NSW 2300


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