Events 2016

New Year's Eve

Sat 31 Dec 2016
Grab the kids and come along for some good old fashioned family fun at our special New Year’s Eve event.
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Oh, Christmas Tree!

Sun 27 Nov 2016
Christmas is coming, and to celebrate we are putting up our tree!
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NM PM 50s Fair

Fri 25 Nov 2016
Come to the museum after hours with a swinging Friday night of Fifties flair.
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Fashion Illustration Workshop

Wed 23 Nov 2016
Come along for a free workshop exploring a range of drawing and rendering skills used by budding fashion designers on a daily basis.
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History in the Museum's Neighbourhood: A Walking Tour

Sat 12 Nov & Sun 20 Nov
Join one of the Museum's passionate volunteer guides on an enjoyable walking tour!
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Hunter Past in Photos IV

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Join a panel of local history aficionados as they dissect the clues and reveal the stories in some of their favourite old photos.
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Meet the Author!

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Jeannie Baker is the author/artist of a number of award winning picture books that are cherished in homes and classrooms across the world.
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Hunter Science Festival

Sun 21 Aug 2016
Celebrate the culmination of Science Week!
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Newcastle Time Walk - volcanoes, coal & fossils

Sat 20 Aug 2016
Following the success of the Newcastle Time Walk in 2015, the NSW Department of Industry is once again running free geological tours of the Newcastle seashore.
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Minerals, Wealth, Space and Robots

Tue 16 Aug 2016
Brought to you by the Hunter Earth Sciences Discussion Group (HEDG)
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Five on Five

Fri 5 Aug 2016
We’re five years old and have at least 500 stories to tell about our favourite place in the world…Newcastle!
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Parks, People and Pics

19 Jul 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
Every picture tells a story - and nature is full of stories. Tell us what your local park means to you using the medium of photography and your image could end up on display at Newcastle Museum!
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Mon 25 Apr 2016
Newcastle Museum will honour the lives of the men and women lost in war by once again creating a field of crosses and poppies for ANZAC Day.
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Music on the Lawn!

Sun 10 Apr 2016
Join the Newcastle Youth Orchestra for this special concert to celebrate Seniors Week!
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Does the Family have a Future?

Wed 30 Mar 2016
Join Distinguished Professor Alan Hayes AM on Wednesday 30 March 2016 as he presents the talk, 'Does the family have a future?'
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Newcastle Architecture Walking Tours

Tue 15 & Sun 20 Mar 2016
Come and investigate the rich architectural heritage of Newcastle on an exciting walking tour.
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Light up Newcastle

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Rotary Clubs of Newcastle region invite you to join in on a free community event to celebrate Chinese New Year and Light up Newcastle
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Men in Sheep's Clothing - The History of the Sheepskin Diggers Vest

Wed 10 Feb 2016
Newcastle Museum is delighted to invite you to the launch of John Giliam & Yvonne Fletcher's new book 'Men in Sheep's Clothing-The History of the Sheepskin Diggers Vest'
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