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Newcastle Museum
Holiday Travel Guide

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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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
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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
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Crown on Darby
Crown on Darby
4 out of 5
101 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW
The price is RM409 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
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Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is RM382 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
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
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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 6 Dec to 7 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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The Clarendon Hotel
The Clarendon Hotel
4 out of 5
347 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is RM437 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
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