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Maritime Centre

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Excellent history lesson

I happened to walk past this Museum and just went in, as I had no other firm plans. I am glad I... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Excellent Maritime history of Newcastle!

Whilst not really interested in Marine stuff, called in on part of Tour whilst on a Christmas... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Geelong, Australia
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3 Honeysuckle Dr | Lee Wharf, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 2588
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Newcastle has lost a direct connection to its rich seafaring past with the demise of the city’s maritime museum in May 2018 due to low visitor numbers and an ageing volunteer base. Newcastle Regional Museum will take over the collection, which has been located at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I happened to walk past this Museum and just went in, as I had no other firm plans. I am glad I stumbled onto it. I am not into Museums or history at all. However, this was quite enjoyable. The volunteer made the whole display...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank cromansydney
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Whilst not really interested in Marine stuff, called in on part of Tour whilst on a Christmas cruise. Was surprised - most interesting - stayed nearly an hour! Was only $5.00 for Seniors, too!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great to see the beautiful history of Honeysuckle and Newcastle harbour! Great for families and schools, such a great learning experience of Newcastle!

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

While there are some interesting things to I thought it was way overpriced given what it is. It may appeal to young kids but we were not impressed.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Went to the visitor centre and realised that there was a maritime exhibit. Good for a bit of a look if you are interested in a classic style museum set up. One of the volunteers showed us around and had some great stories! He was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

My wife and I stopped here on a walking tour in Newcastle, and we were in for a treat. We were greeted at the door, and then introduced to our personal tour guide. He told us about the history of the port, sprinkling in his...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank captgingebeard
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We recently paid a visit to the Maritime museum which has a wonderful location right in the centre of the Honeysuckle precinct. My three children aged from 8- 13 and myself spent about an hour there. The volunteer on the door was very pleasant. There...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

As we were travelling with a family friend with a keen interest in ships, ship building and history this was on our to do list for Newcastle. We were greeted warmly and the admission fee cheap for four people $10. We toured and did learn...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank surprisealot w
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Full of amazing artefacts, interesting photos, and some lovely staff offering tours with historical perspective. Well worth a look

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Rachel M
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