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Newcastle Museum

About Newcastle Museum

Discover Newcastle’s rich history at the revamped Newcastle Museum. Founded in 1988, the museum originally called the old Castlemaine Brewery building on Hunter Street home until 2008. Now located just 1.7 km (1.1 mi) away in the heritage-listed Honeysuckle Point Railway Workshops – the former headquarters of the Great Northern Railway. Don’t miss the chance to explore Newcastle’s past in this iconic location.

Discover the fascinating history of Newcastle at the Newcastle Museum! Explore permanent exhibitions showcasing early Aboriginal life and the city’s compelling history. Immerse yourself in the Fire and Earth exhibit highlighting coal mining and BHP steel production. Don’t miss Supernova & Mininova, a thrilling hands-on science centre that will ignite your curiosity!

Newcastle Museum

What to do at Newcastle Museum

Step back in time at Newcastle Museum, housed in the picturesque Honeysuckle Railway Workshops. Experience classic railway architecture and explore the rich history of the area. 
Looking for a venue that is both unique and functional? Look no further than the McIntyre Theatrette at Newcastle Museum. Boasting a large screen, cutting-edge projector, and high-quality audio equipment, this venue is perfect for workshops, corporate presentations, and lectures. Book now and give your guests an event to remember.

Unleash your inner curiosity and discover Newcastle Museum for free! Perfect for families, this museum has a plethora of fun activities to occupy kids of all ages, making it a popular destination on rainy days. We love it so much that we’ve created a Newy with Kids scavenger hunt to help you uncover the hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems. Download and print it before your visit for an adventure-filled day!

Discover the wonders of science at the Supernova Hands-on Science Centre in Newcastle Museum! Perfect for older children, this interactive exhibit will entertain and educate them on fascinating subjects like magnets, velocity, vacuums, and more. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore science in a fun and engaging way!


One local company in Newcastle that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Newcastle Pergolas

Address: 3/82 Selwyn Street Merewether NSW 2291

Telephone: (02) 4003 6075