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Newcastle Art Gallery
Holiday Travel Guide

Explore this museum to learn about every facet of Australian art, from its indigenous bark painting to ceramics and photography.

Newcastle Art Gallery is a vast institution holding more than 6,200 pieces, with a diverse focus on Australian art from colonial times to now. It consists primarily of rotating exhibits that make their way across the nation’s museums, to be viewed annually by hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts. Enjoy the great range of works of art spread across the museum’s six main exhibition halls.

Admire some of the works by noteworthy artists, such as Judy Cassab, John Coburn and Margaret Olley. Enter the ceramics area to see pieces by Australian and Japanese craftspeople. Other sections include sculpture, photography and painting. Inspect some of the modern examples in the Video and New Media area. The gallery also has a Smart Space sector, which is dedicated to interpretive exhibits.

Wander through the Sculpture Garden and enjoy the serene ambiance. Gaze up at the impressive Hearabout abstract metalwork, which is 8 feet (2.4 meters) high. Browse the gallery shop for intriguing gifts, such as ceramics, textiles and jewelry. The store has a range of books and postcards relating to artistic themes. Relax at one of the cafés and visit the boutiques in the commercial area surrounding the gallery.

The site was set up in 1957, 12 years after a surgeon from Sydney donated his collection. Note that it opens Tuesday through Sunday from morning until late afternoon. It remains open late on the last Friday of the month, except for December. Entrance to the museum is free, although certain exhibitions may charge a fee.

Newcastle Art Gallery is in the busy Civic precinct in the center of the city. It is just south of Newcastle Civic Park and is served by several bus stops. Leave your car in the street parking spaces for free for up to 2 hours. Make sure to see other attractions here, including the Civic Theatre, Newcastle Museum and Newcastle City Hall.

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Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM659 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

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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 RM439 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Newcastle Civic Theater and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Newcastle Beach. Newcastle Local ...

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NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
The price is RM597 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

Offering direct access to the beach, this Newcastle East hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Newcastle Beach. ...

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Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM659 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
Rydges Newcastle
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM439 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
The price is RM597 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
NOAH'S On The Beach
Crown on Darby
Crown on Darby
4 out of 5
101 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW
The price is RM409 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
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Novotel Newcastle Beach
Novotel Newcastle Beach
4.5 out of 5
5 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM574 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
Novotel Newcastle Beach
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is RM382 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
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Alloggio Newcastle Beach
Alloggio Newcastle Beach
3 out of 5
The price is RM369 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
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The Lucky Hotel
The Lucky Hotel
4 out of 5
237 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM354 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
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ibis Newcastle
ibis Newcastle
3.5 out of 5
700 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW
The price is RM371 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
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