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    BHP Sound and Light show

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    Supernova Science Centre

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    Sports element of Play; A Newcastle Story

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    Coal and BHP exhibitions


Newcastle Museum is a vibrant and welcoming centre for and about Newcastle.

The new Museum opened to the community on 4 August 2011. Located in the historic Honeysuckle Railway workshops, the Museum is right in the heart of Newcastle. The new Museum is a more than simply a re-invention of the original Newcastle Regional Museum which was located in Newcastle West and founded in 1988 as a Bicentennial project. It is a reinvigorated, contemporary Museum that brings new exhibitions and experiences in a centre designed to provide efficient and sustainable services as well as appealing and accessible programs.

Newcastle Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays except during holidays when it remains open seven days a week. The Museum aims to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. Entry is free.


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Entry Fees

Free admission for general exhibition.

Entry to Newcastle Museum is free

Getting There

Workshop Way
Newcastle, NSW 2300

Opening Hours

Sunday, Tuesday- Saturday

10:00 to 17:00

Sunday- Saturday

10:00 to 05:00 (Open 7 days a week during NSW school holidays)


You will find educational kids games and toys, local history books, jewellery, Newcastle branded souvenirs and specially designed t-shirts and much more as part of the fabulous new Museum Shop collection.

The Shop stocks environmentally aware and ethical products sourced from local artists and Australian companies wherever possible.

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Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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