Events 2019

Red Friday for World AIDS Day 2019

Fri 29 Dec
ACON’s most iconic and much-loved campaign that raises vital funds to end HIV stigma, prevent new HIV transmissions and support people living with HIV in NSW.
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Real Film Festival

Sun 17 Nov
Transforming spaces in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens with bold films of real stories and cutting-edge documentaries.
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NM:PM RED not dead

Sat 9 Nov
We're turning the Museum RED! Come make a raucous and have a raging good time from 5pm! (after the Picnic in Museum Park event).
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NM:AM Picnic in Museum Park

Sat 9 Nov
Join us for a family picnic day with music, a petting zoo, entertainers and activities to celebrate the new Museum Park.
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Creating Newcastle's Civic Precinct: A History Walking Tour

Sun 27 Oct & Sun 3 Nov
Join a guided history walking tour of the Civic area and uncover how the city has transformed into cherished public spaces and what we see today.
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Hunter Past in Photos 13

Thur 24 Oct
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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Low Sensory Experience – Newcastle Museum

Mon 21 Oct
A low sensory, family friendly day at Newcastle Museum
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This is Not Art Festival 2019

Fri 4 Oct - Sun 6 Oct
Emerging & Experimental Arts Festival
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Museum Mysteries – Code Breaker Workshop

Wed 2 Oct
Crack codes and ciphers and solve the mysteries in this 1.5-hour code breaking workshop.
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Science Shows - Fire & Ice!

We'll have flames, liquid nitrogen and a hot'n'cold pool party at the Museum Science Shows these holidays.
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Panel Discussion - Crisis Communications: Lessons from the Earthquake

Thursday 12 September
Join us for a panel discussion on the important role of communication played during the 1989 earthquake and how techniques used then have informed communications today.
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History Week - Victoria Theatre VR Experience

Sun 1- Sat 7 September (available during regular opening hours)
Enter the oldest standing theatre in NSW, the Victoria Theatre through a VR experience.
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Science Week at Newcastle Museum

Mon 12 - Sun 18 Aug 2019
Celebrate Science Week at Newcastle Museum. We have lots of interesting activities for you!
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SOLD OUT - Turukilliko NESA-accredited Teacher Professional Development Day

Mon 5 Aug
Incorporate Indigenous Knowledge and Culture into Primary and Secondary classrooms in this one day Teacher professional Development Day.
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NAIDOC Week at the Museum

Fri 12 July 2019
Join us for a free guided tour of Aboriginal objects and stories in the collection, learn to make rope with local traditional canoe builder and see our new exhibition 'Kuueeyung'.
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Ready, Set, SPY! Adventure Trails

12 July - 15 September
Find clues, read the stories and discover new and interesting things with our free SPY MISSION and SPY STORY adventure trails.
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Detectives Table

Wednesday 10 & 17 July
Learn the tricks of the trade and become an official Museum Detective!
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Science Shows - Quake & Shake

Tuesday 9 & 16 Thursday 11 & 18
Learn about how rocks can fold, snap, melt and explode at our free science shows!
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The Shake Up

22-23 & 29-30 June
A monumental multi-art event for the community about how Novocastrians respond to disaster and change
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One Crook, Three Looks

Thursday 20 June
A walk through the dark side of the twenties
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Hunter Past in Photos 12

Thursday 13 June
Join a panel of experts as they share their stories, experiences and reveal Newcastle’s history through significant photographs
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Public Tour - Flora of the Hunter Region

Sat 8 June
Join us for the last weekend of Flora of the Hunter for a public tour and live demonstrations by exhibiting artists
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Archaeology of Northeast Thailand - Free Talk

Sat 25 May
An archaeological talk on northeast Thailand, uncovering the secrets of civilisation in this amazing region.
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Sat 4 May & Sun 19 May
A guided history walking tour of the Honeysuckle area
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Illustrators Alive!

Friday 26 April
A live exhibit of natural history illustrators
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Flora & Photographs Workshop

Wednesday 17 April
Combine flora and photography to create cyanotype blue prints.
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Science Shows - Museum Whodunnit

Tuesday 16 & 23 - Thursday 18 April
The science of crime! Examine the clues, dust for fingerprints and extract DNA in this holiday science show!
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Crime at the Museum - Newcastle Writers Festival

Three free events will be held at Newcastle Museum for this years Newcastle Writers Festival. The Story of a Fire: Inside the mind of an arsonist Unlocking the Puzzle A Shrink in the Clink
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NM:PM Roaring Twenties Razors & Ratbags

Sat 6 Apr
Dress up in your 1920s glad rags and join us for a one night only underground party!
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WORKSHOP: Introduction to Crime Writing with Sandi Wallace

Fri 5 April
For writers keen to start or develop their crime-writing skills in long or short form.
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Hunter Past in Photos 11

Thurs 28 Mar
Discover the history of Newcastle revealed through photographs
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Valuation Day

Saturday 16 March
Book in for a 15-minute informal discussion about your most cherished heirlooms and hidden treasures.
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Shaping and Managing the Newcastle Coastline

Tue 19 Feb
A presentation focused on our local coastline
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Bean to Cup - Talk

Sun 17 Feb
Learn about all the coffee hows and whys at this free public talk presented by coffee experts from Crema
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The Low End Exhibition

Sat 16 Feb
Join Ackeron st Records for a showcase of musical manipulation.
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Saucy Science for Vivacious Valentines

Thurs 14 Feb
Special Valentine's Day evening at Newcastle Museum
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Slippery Slime Workshop

23 Jan 2019
Get messy while you learn about the science of slime and create your very own slippery slime to take home!
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Geoscience Rocks! Pop Up Science

Mon 21 Jan
Dig for fossils and even make your own one to take home at this free geo pop up science event
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The Next Wave of Plastic - Pop Up Science

Fri 18 Jan
Get hands on while sieving for micro plastics and learn about the impacts our plastic waste is having on our local environment
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Exquisite Drawing Machines - Drop in Drawing

Wed 16 Jan
Drop in experimental drawing event where you can make all sorts of weird and wonderful drawings.
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Fizz & Ferment - Talk & Pop Up Science

Wed 9 Jan
Family- friendly fermentation fun! Learn about the science, health benefits and delicious flavour of fermented foods.
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Science Shows - Gums to Bums!

Tue 8, 15, 22 & Thur 10, 17, 24 Jan
Follow the path of your breakfast, find out if you are a super taster & help make some poo!
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Pop Up Garden - Craft Table

Sat 20 Mar - Sun 5 May
Add to our craft garden installation to revitalise our local threatened plants.
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