COVID-19: Updates

Last updated 21 December 2020


If you have any COVID-19 symptoms you should stay at home, self-isolate and get tested.

We've loved welcoming the community back to Newcastle Museum since reopening in June. We are continually updating our measures to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, as we comply with the latest NSW Public Health Orders.

We invite you to explore the collection and exhibitions. To help you make the most of your visit during the COVID-19 recovery phase and inform you of changes you will experience on your visit, please see Frequently Asked Questions below.

Opening Hours

Newcastle Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00am – 5pm. During this time, you can explore the collection and new exhibitions. Visitors will need to scan in at entry points – make sure you bring your phone.

Tues – Sun, 10.00am – 5pm
(and 7 days during NSW School Holidays)

Contact 02 4974 1400 if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

General admission for the Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Seven days a week during school holidays.
Newcastle Museum cares about your safety and there are some changes to how you visit according to NSW Government Public Health Orders. Please check their website for further details.

Newcastle Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00am – 5pm. During this time, you can explore the collection and new exhibitions. Visitors will need to scan in at entry points – make sure you bring your phone.

Tues – Sun, 10.00am – 5pm
(and 7 days during NSW School Holidays)

Contact 02 4974 1400 if you have any questions.

Supernova is open.

Mininova remains closed to the public at this stage.

All galleries including Supernova are currently open to visitors.

Mininova remains closed at this time to allow for its redevelopment and reopening late in 2022.

Group tours and school visits have been suspended until further notice.

Fire & Earth, Coal, visitors will be able to enjoy a 6-minute Steelmaking Simulation Show during their visit.

Link and A Newcastle Story galleries are open.

Museum Park is open to the public, however, please continue to use social distancing measures when visiting.

Members of the public are welcome to contact the collections team via phone or email to discuss object donations. 

Objects cannot be received by the Museum without prior arrangement with the museum curator or registrar.

Find out more about our Collection Policy.

The Museum will be open on Mondays during NSW School Holidays.
Find out more about our opening hours.