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Newcastle Museum Review – Free Exhibitions!

A couple of weeks ago we took the kids to Newcastle Museum for the first time and we had such a good time. I hope this Newcastle Museum review gives you a glimpse into the fun you might have there too!

Newcastle Museum Review

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It’s based at 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle with lots of parking nearby. We got a space straight away, despite is being a Saturday lunchtime. Tip: in the car park, the further from the museum you park, the longer you can stay.

The museum is open Tues-Sun each week from 10.00am to 5.00pm. During school holidays it’s open every day – bonus for bored kids!

The current program goes to March 5th 2017 so I thought I’d share this quick Newcastle Museum review in case you’re looking for places to take the kids over the school holidays.

The best thing about Newcastle Museum is that the majority of what’s on offer is free! We didn’t need to book tickets in advance, we just turned up and looked round.

My 3.5 year old loved exploring Mininova. There were lots of problem-solving activities for the kids and I think I learned a lot too.

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Newcastle Museum Review - lovefrommim.com Love from Mim Newcastle Museum Humanoid Discovery Things to do in Newcastle with Kids Family Day out in Newcastle NSW Visit Newcastle Family Event in Newcastle

Newcastle Museum Review - lovefrommim.com Love from Mim Newcastle Museum Humanoid Discovery Things to do in Newcastle with Kids Family Day out in Newcastle NSW Visit Newcastle Family Event in Newcastle

She also loved burning off some stream in the play area just inside.

As we only moved to Newcastle last year, we loved finding out more about the city’s origins in A Newcastle Story.

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This horse-drawn carriage from c. 1980 is a Renault Brougham, first designed in 1838 by Scotsman Lord Brougham.

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This pipe organ had previously been located in St Augustine Anglican Church in Merewether.

The 1950’s Emporium exhibition recreates the Albury region’s first department store – the Abikhair Emporium. We really enjoyed looking at the different goods that were for sale here in their original packaging!

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Newcastle Museum Review - lovefrommim.com Love from Mim Newcastle Museum Humanoid Discovery Things to do in Newcastle with Kids Family Day out in Newcastle NSW Visit Newcastle Family Event in Newcastle

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The store ran until 1996 when Walter Abikhair, aged 96, organised a closing-down sale.

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This is a 1923 Modem T Ford!

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Newcastle Museum Review - lovefrommim.com Love from Mim Newcastle Museum Humanoid Discovery Things to do in Newcastle with Kids Family Day out in Newcastle NSW Visit Newcastle Family Event in Newcastle

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On this day, we visited the free exhibitions but we’ll be going back over the holidays for the Humanoid Discovery exhibition! There’s so much to learn here for kids of all ages and the displays in the brochure look really hands on too.

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For the Humanoid Discovery exhibition, here are the costs:

  • 2 and under: Free
  • Child: $7
  • Concession: $8
  • Adult: $10
  • Family: $27

There is also a Shop and Museum Cafe to eat in or take away sandwiches, drinks and snacks. The Cafe is open from 9.00am – 3.00pm on Tuesdays and 8.30am – 3.00pm Wednesday to Sundays.

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