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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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Ranked #8 of 254 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this... more » Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries. « less
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Toronto
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had a great time overall here - 2 adults, a twelve year old and a ten year old. The ten year old had a limited appetite for this place, but the twelve year old was very engaged here. Overall, very good for a couple of hours.

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Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It is a unique world's institution. A bit expensive but absolutely a must go. Get at least two hours to visit it and tell to your friends. Food not so good.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience. We were fortunate to arrive on a day when entry was free but I would have been happy to pay. Some very moving exhibits and very informative. Especially liked the Berlin Wall display and the film about 9/11.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum. We were there for 6hrs and being not really into the whole museum thing that is saying a lot. For a young adult there is plenty to hold the interest and a lot that you can remember personally or find an interest in. After seeing the 9/11 memorial in NYC, then going here the 9/11 section was great.... More

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Lynnwood, Washington, Usa
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Took me two days to see everything - tickets are good for two days which is a bonus. Fasinating displays, info, newsreels.

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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This new museum (across the street from the National Gallery) takes you behind the scenes to illustrate how and why news is made. The buildings impressive comtemporary glass facade showcases a 74 foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment. There is much to see and enjoy and one visit will not cover all of the outstanding exhibits.(There are also 15... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It seems a shame to have to pay to see a museum in the city of free museums, but this is worth it. We saw the Berlin Wall and much more. And, there is a great view of the capitol and surrounding from the outside patio. They have a cafe for a nice lunch or snack.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to see news stories and photos of the past. I like that kind of stuff, makes me wish I lived in that era.

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Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
23 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you are a news junky this place is the Holy Grail. Even if you are not into news there will be something for you. It is a fabulous building worth visiting with a great open-air terrace on the sixth floor with the best views up and down Pennsylvania Avenue. The displays on 9/11 are very moving with tissues available.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

YOU LAUGH. YOU CRY. YOU MIGHT GO BACK. We did. DO NOT SKIP THIS MUSEUM. In a city full of amazing free Smithsonian museums, it's easy to avoid something like the Newseum (which is NOT A SMITHSONIAN and costs $$) to save money. This museum showcases how major events were reported through various forms of media...before twitter, FB, and Instagram... More

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