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Upload your portrait to the Face Wall, see a 19th-century locomotive and play with fire in the steel manufacturing simulation of this fascinating museum.

Newcastle Museum is a contemporary complex with an eclectic range of exhibits and programs. The museum is housed in the charming and historic red-brick Honeysuckle Railway workshops. Embark on a guided tour with a museum volunteer for a detailed understanding of the various facets of this impressive site.

The museum has four permanent exhibits among the many temporary displays. Bring your kids to learn about science in the Supernova section, which has interactive displays and hands-on experiments. This area allows children to touch, feel and discover. Take toddlers to the Mininova sector, which has puzzles, climbing frames and mazes.

Go to Fire and Earth to learn about coal mining and steel production. The display teaches you about the region’s cultural history and how it influenced the steel industry. Watch the steel-making simulation and feel the heat from the experiment.

For a sense of the city’s history, inspect the fascinating displays in the area called A Newcastle Story. See historic artifacts, such as a pipe organ and a locomotive from the 1800s, in the Link Gallery.

Snap photos of your favorite exhibits, artifacts and works of art. Among the highlights is the Face Wall, where museum visitors can upload their own self-portraits.

Browse the items for sale in the museum shop, where you will find toys and games, jewelry and other souvenirs.

Initially founded in West Newcastle in 1988 as the Newcastle Regional Museum, the site changed to its current name and location in a grand reopening in 2011. Enter the site and see its general exhibits for free. It opens Tuesday through Sunday from morning until late afternoon.

Find Newcastle Museum in the Civic area in the city center of Newcastle. It is several blocks south of the Hunter River and can easily be reached by bus or on foot in the city center. See nearby sights, such as the Civic Theatre, Newcastle City Hall and the Newcastle Art Gallery.

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Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$132 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle Civic Theater, Newcastle Local Court and Newcastle Civic Park. ...
3.7/5Good! (593 reviews)
"I like the privacy and silence of this hotel"

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in the heart of Newcastle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Civic Theater, Foreshore Footpath and Newcastle Local Court. Newcastle ...
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel! Great staff stunning views!"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Rydges Newcastle
Crystalbrook Kingsley
Crystalbrook Kingsley
4.5 out of 5
282 King St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$345 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is steps away from Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle Civic Park and Newcastle Local Court. Newcastle Civic ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Great hotel for Newcastle
"Great to see a hotel of this quality in Newcastle. Excellent environment, decor, facilities and comfort. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. There are a few minor teething problems - room aircon stopped working on two nights but we were offered a room change. Overall a great addition to ..."

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2021

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Alloggio Studios on King
Alloggio Studios on King
2.5 out of 5
202 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$98 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
Alloggio Studios on King
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Rydges Newcastle
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$132 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
The price is AU$149 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
NOAH'S On The Beach
Crystalbrook Kingsley
Crystalbrook Kingsley
4.5 out of 5
282 King St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$345 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Crystalbrook Kingsley
Crown on Darby
Crown on Darby
4 out of 5
101 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW
The price is AU$149 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Crown on Darby
The Clarendon Hotel
The Clarendon Hotel
4 out of 5
347 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$138 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
The Clarendon Hotel
Honeysuckle Haven - harbour facing + walk to restaurants
Honeysuckle Haven - harbour facing + walk to restaurants
602/2 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW
Honeysuckle Haven - harbour facing + walk to restaurants
Chifley Apartments Newcastle
Chifley Apartments Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
14 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW
Chifley Apartments Newcastle
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