Maitland Gaol

Unlock the gates of Maitland Gaol today, where visitors are invited to ‘serve time’ learning about the facility, past prisoners and daring escapes. A range of tours and activities are available to suit all interests and budgets. Be led by an Ex-Warder, join a historic tour to learn about the Gaol’s past before going Ghost

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Clarence Town and District Historical Museum

Erringhi was the Aboriginal name for the area in which Clarence town now resides. A town was established on the banks of the Williams River and was renamed Clarence Town in 1826 and was a timber cutting town. The current Town Courthouse was built in 1869 and remained a courthouse until about 1970. The building

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Newcastle Podcast Festival

The inaugural Newcastle Podcast Festival will take place in Newcastle from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 February 2021 and aims to educate and entertain podcasters from all walks of life and be a celebration of the communicative art form itself. The festival offers professional development opportunities to those working in the GLAM sector as podcasting

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Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre

The word Miromaa is an Awabakal word meaning to stop from loss, referencing specifically stopping loss of language. Miromaa is about empowering Indigenous people to revitalise their language. Awabakal (pronounced Ar war ba karl) is the language of the region that Miromaa works to revive. Awaba means flat surface. This is the name of the

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The Lock-Up

Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing. Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, The Lock-Up was the Newcastle Police Station and lock up from 1861 until its closure in 1982. The building includes rare heritage listed

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Australian Army Infantry Museum

The Australian Army Infantry Museum (AAIM) is the custodian of Infantry Corps history and its customs and traditions. The Museum collection ranges from the colonial armies and their first deployments overseas in the nineteenth century through to today’s twenty first century diggers. From its beginnings in 1965, the collection was originally housed at Ingleburn, before

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University of Newcastle Gallery

The University Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines. We also support and promote local and emerging artists through our exhibition program and present research exhibitions by our postgraduate candidates at the University of Newcastle. Our second space, the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum, opened in

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Murrurundi Historical Society Museum

The museum encompasses three buildings: a pioneer cottage, a church used as the museum’s exhibition centre, and the Literary Institute which operates as the main museum building. The museum complex is located on Mayne Street (New England Highway) at the Information and Rural Transaction Centre. Settlers Heritage Cottage One of the most interesting of Murrurundi’s

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Watt Space

Watt Space, The University of Newcastle Students’ Art Gallery, is located in Auckland Street in the Newcastle CBD. Located in the loading dock area of an art deco building once owned by The Electricity Commission, It has five distinct exhibition spaces. Its role is to provide professional development opportunities to students at UoN who aspire

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Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles

The museum collects, conserves, documents and displays items of clothing, textiles and related items both domestic and commercial, from Australia’s earliest times to the present day. Nell Pyle, OAM, with the support of the community of Maitland, established the museum in 2005. Nell’s express wish was for the collection to be available to the public.

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Tocal Homestead

You will hear tales of bushrangers and cattlemen; of architects and convicts, as you enjoy a stroll around the heritage farm precinct of Tocal Homestead in the Hunter Valley. The Georgian homestead is set amongst huge fig trees overlooking Tocal lagoon with the PatersonRiver just beyond. Built as country retreat, the house is part of

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South Sea Islands Museum

Want to see a full size Solomon Island war canoe, spears used by past cannibals, or Fijian wooden pillows?  Then you need to visit this hidden treasure of indiginous artefacts from the South Sea Islands. The museum showcases ethnographic items from Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, PNG, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu that have been collected by Seventh-day Adventist Missionaries

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Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

The Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre presents travelling exhibitions, local exhibitions and two significant art prizes–the Muswellbrook Art Prize and Muswellbrook Photographic Prize. Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre manages Shire Collection originally founded through the Art Prize in the late 1950s. Astute adjudication of the prize has seen an excellent cross-section of mid 20th century Australian art enter the collection. The Max

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Scone Museum

Discover bygone times at the Scone Museum. Learn about Scone and district, the history, the people, and their way of life. Housed in the old Scone Lock-up and built in 1870, the lock-up was adapted as a residence in 1930 when new cells were built in the exercise yard. It became the home of the Museum

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Merriwa Railway Station

Merriwa is on the Golden Highway about 60 kilometres from Scone in the Hunter Region. The old Merriwa Railway is a feature of the town which now operates as a museum with displays in the Station Master and Ticket Rooms’ and a small library in the Waiting Room.  Come and see the original station building, goods

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Merriwa Colonial Museum

Merriwa Colonial Cottage Museum presents a collection of items sourced mainly from local residents. The Cottage was built in 1857 from sandstone quarried up the road and pushed down on timber slabs. It served as a series of banking businesses until the 1950s when it became a private residence. The original building consisted of four rooms, a

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Sketchley Pioneer Cottage and Museum

Sketchley Cottage is the only known example of an 1840s colonial building in the Port Stephens Shire. Sketchley Cottage is a rare timber slab colonial farm house, built about 1850 on the Doribank Estate east of the Williams River, near the present New Line Road. From the late 1850’s to 1970 it was the family

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Fighter World – the RAAF Williamtown Aviation Heritage Centre

Located just 20 mins drive north of Newcastle, Fighter World is a totally ‘hands on’ experience. Visitors can walk-around, touch and view some of Australia’s most iconic aircraft plus enjoy the added benefit of sitting in the cockpits of a Mirage jet fighter and a Macchi jet trainer. There are more than 17 historic aircraft

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Newcastle Maritime Centre

We regret to inform you that the Newcastle Maritime Centre is permanently closed.

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Grossman House

Grossman House, Maitland is one of two mirror image, Victorian Regency properties, built side by side on the same lot in 1870-71 for the prosperous business partners, Isaac Beckett and Samuel Owen. The buildings are thought to have been designed by local architect, William White. It is interesting to note that the main entrance to

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