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Newcastle Museum

About Newcastle Museum

The Newcastle Museum, located in the historic Honeysuckle Railway workshops, opened to the community on 4 August 2011. It is not just a reinvention of the original Newcastle Regional Museum but a contemporary and revitalized institution that offers new exhibitions and experiences. The Museum is in the heart of Newcastle and is designed to provide efficient and sustainable services, as well as appealing and accessible programs. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, and even during holidays, it remains open seven days a week. The Museum aims to be accessible to as many people as possible, with free entry.

Founded in 1988, the Newcastle Museum was initially situated in the old Castlemaine Brewery building on Hunter Street until 2008. However, it later reopened in 2011 at its current location, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) away, within the former headquarters of the Great Northern Railway. This new location also encompasses the heritage-listed Honeysuckle Point Railway Workshops.

Newcastle Museum

What to do at Newcastle Museum

Behind the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre lies Museum Park, the entrance to A Newcastle Story. This museum delves into the natural environment, the people, and the stories of Newcastle. It showcases the region’s major industries through Fire and Earth, which gives a fascinating insight into the hot and heavy industrial heart of the Hunter. Supernova, on the other hand, focuses on science, maths, and engineering, offering interactive exhibits that challenge and inspire visitors of all ages. Throughout the year, the museum also hosts a range of temporary and travelling exhibitions, ensuring that there is always something new and enticing to captivate visitors. Access to the museum is free, and it can be conveniently reached via the Civic Light Rail Stop.

The Museum is situated in the heart of Newcastle, in the historical Honeysuckle Railway workshops. It offers three main permanent exhibitions that are open to visitors free of charge. These exhibitions bring to life important moments from the past, present, and future. One of the exhibitions, called A Newcastle Story, explores the natural environment, the people of Newcastle, and their stories. Another exhibition, Fire and Earth, showcases the major industries of the region, giving visitors a glimpse into the industrial heart of the Hunter. The third exhibition, Supernova, features interactive exhibits focused on science, maths, and engineering, which aim to challenge, inspire, and engage people of all ages. In addition to these permanent exhibitions, the Museum also hosts a variety of temporary and travelling exhibitions throughout the year. These range from blockbuster shows to community exhibitions that are based locally. This ensures that there is always something new to captivate and interest visitors. Entry to the Museum is free, and it can be accessed via the Civic Light Rail Stop, with entry through Museum Park, located behind the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre.

Newcastle Museum

One local company in Newcastle that is involved with this tourist attraction site is:

Website: Patios Newcastle

Address: Body 1/20 Pendlebury Road, Cardiff NSW 2285

Phone: (02) 4003 6425