Events 2018

Canoe Launch in the Hunter River

Thur 27 Dec
Come and see the launch of the traditional bark canoe that was made her at the Museum.
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Crocodile Encounters Wildlife Shows

Friday 11 Jan
See reptiles, stick insects and bird eating spiders at these free family friendly wildlife shows
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Traditional Canoe Building Demonstration

Sun 16 Dec
Learn about the practices of Kuueeyung, the traditional bark canoe with Gringai Worimi man Luke Russell.
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Vines, Wines & Identity Curator Tour

Sunday 9 December
Join Australia's foremost wine historian, Dr Julie McIntyre for a tour through the vines
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Curator Tour - Vines Wine & Identiy

Sun 9 Dec
Join Julie McIntyre, Australia's foremost wine historian and learn about the layered history of the hunter grape.
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One Song Sing - Straight lines

Sunday 18 November
Join One Song Sing in the BHP Gallery for a Newcastle special of Straight Lines by Silverchair
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OYE Caramba!

Saturday 17 November
A concert of South American Music with The Barbarians conducted by Callum Close
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Newcastle Health Heritage Symposium

Saturday 17 November
Celebrating the stories and the people of Newcastle’s Healthcare Heritage
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Hunter Past in Photos X

Thursday 18 Oct
Join a panel of experts as they uncover photos and stories of life during the war
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Secret Life of Objects - Creative Storytelling

Wednesday 10 October
Every object on display in the Museum has a story to tell. Create a voice for an object and reveal its story in this creative storytelling workshop.
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What Lurks Below - Workshop

Wednesday 3 October
See a squid dissection, create your own sea creature and explore what weird and wonderful animals lurk below in the deeper parts of our ocean.
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Secret Ocean Science Show

Tuesday 2 & 9 and Thursday 4 & 11 October
Enter the scientific world of the deep ocean at our free science shows!
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Learn the Ropes!

​Monday 1 & 8 October
See a model boat builder in action and learn the ropes from an experienced seaman. Oh Buoy! This is going to be fun!
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Night at the Living Museum - Crack X

Sat 29 & Sun 30
Re-discover the hidden stories and many mysteries locked within in this immersive tour of the Museum By Tantrum Youth Arts Trajectory Ensemble
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Hunter Wine - Launch Event

Sat 22 Septemebr
Join us for the official launch of Hunter Wine: A history by Julie McIntyre & John Germov as we celebrate with a day full of grape fun!
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Hunter Science Festival 2018

Sun 19 Aug 2018
Learn about the amazing world of science through fun interactive science shows and activities
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NM:PM 70s Fever

Saturday 4 August
Join us for a 'far out' night of groovy dancing and wine in your best 70s attire.
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Launch into NAIDOC

Wednesday 11 July 2018
Muloobinba Map launch and NAIDOC celebrations
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Science Shows - Mid-year Madness

Tuesday 10 & 17 and Thurday 12 & 19 July
Join us as we revisit some of the all-time favourite experiments from our Museum Science Shows during our Mid-Year Madness
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Mid-year Madness Detective Discovery

Saturday 7 July - Sunday 22 July 2018
Explore the Museum and use the clues to discover the madness in the exhibition displays. Free activity
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Hunter Past in Photos

Thursday 21 June
Join a panel of experts as they delve into the history and stories in some of their favourite photos of the Newcastle's industrial development.
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National Archaeology Week

Sun 20 May - Sat 26 May
Underground, in the deep sea or through virtual reality, discover the diversity of archaeology in Australia and abroad.
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Animals in Art & Music

Sun 29 Apr
Enjoy an afternoon of music and art at the closing weekend celebration of Transformations: art of the Scott Sisters and SPIDERS
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ANZAC DAY 2018

Newcastle Museum will honour the lives of service men and women this ANZAC Day with the Field of Remembrance display of crosses and poppies.
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Creature Creation

Wed 18 Apr 2018
Create your very own spider or insect!
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Science Shows - The World of Arthropods

Tue 17 & 24 | Thu 19 & 26 Apr 2018
See and learn about the amazing science of arthropod mini-beasts.
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Illustrators Alive!

Sat 14 Apr & Sun 15 Apr 2018
A live exhibit of natural history illustrators at Newcastle Museum.
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The Science of Spider Venom

Sat 7 & Fri 20 Apr 2018
The science behind Funnel Web venom collecting
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Poetry & Nature

Fri 6 Apr 2018
Newcastle Writers Festival - Poetic responses to Ash Island's Scott Sisters
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Hunter Past in Photos

Thu 22 Mar 2018
Learn and hear about the History of Ash Island and the 19th-century natural history illustrators, the Scott Sisters
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SPIDERS - opening weekend

Fun children's activities and live insects to see and feel.
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Day of the Dinosaurs

January 26, 2018
Erth's Dinosaur's will take over Newcastle Museum on Australia Day
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Dinosaur Armour Workshop

Create your very own Dinosaur armour and evolve into an exotic beast
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Night-time Safari Adventure

For one night only kids take over the museum!
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Science shows - Skin, Scales and Feathers

Tuesday 9 - Thursday 25 January 2018
These holidays visit the Museum to see some amazing science around Dinosaurs
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Secret Ocean Science Shows

Tuesday 2 & 9 and Thursday 4 & 11 October
Enter the scientific world of the deep ocean at our free science shows!
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