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Newark Museum

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176 (Newark Central Business District)
973 596 6550
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences. Take an inspirational... more » Owner description: The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences. Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections, travel to the stars in our popular Planetarium, and stroll through our beautiful sculpture garden. « less
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Newark, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I am embarrassed it took me so long to visit Newark's own Historical Museum. I was fortunate to have seen the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year. The original trophy that was produced by Tiffany & Co. in Newark, New Jersey. THAT'S RIGHT...NEWARK, NJ! Aside from this they were exhibiting MING to Modern: Chinese Art. If you are travelling in Newark,... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Newark museum is a great place to take the kids, you don't have to go into NYC to go to a good museum. They have frequently changing special exhibits.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I suppose staff at the Newark Museum must be tired of hearing people breathlessly tell them "I never realized a museum like this existed in Newark." Poor, downtrodden, easy-to-ignore Newark. But this museum is a gem, with an important Tibetan collection. We were there during a Norman Rockwell exhibition, which was a delight. Knowledgeable and friendly docents - Vera showed... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Newark has so much of a great history and the actual building of this museum showcases this. Amazing all of the exhibits in this little gem. I never get tired of visiting this place. Children love this even more. Definitely go and visit!

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paulinek
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really enjoy going here. Special exhibits are always first class! Touring the Ballantine House is like stepping back in time. Also has special programs around various holidays for families, many are hands on.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful museum with a most helpful and friendly staff. I visited their permanent Tibetan Collection recently and it was jaw-dropping. It's the largest Tibetan collection in the Western hemisphere, and includes the reconstruction of a Buddhist temple. In April I attended a reception and free lecture by their Tibetan curator on the Tibetan buddhist caves at... More

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caldwell nj
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168 reviews 168 reviews
59 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Just went to the museum to see the Norman Rockwell American Chronicles Tour. It's a worthwhile exhibit if you are in to Norman Rockwell or American Artists. The museum also offers an interesting permanent collection. Worth a trip, and then have lunch at a nearby Spanish restaurant over in the Ironbound section.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

it was the 7th annual dinosuar day at the museum and they had alot of hands on activities for the kids. the boys had so much fun touching the fossils, arts and crafts, and learning new things.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Newark Museum has something for everyone. Interested in art? Come view their permanent art collection and well-curated featured exhibitions (Norman Rockwell on display this month--do not miss!). Interested in science? Visit their planetarium and Dicovery Earth exhibit--interactive and great for kids. History? The Ballantine House--a 19th Century well-to-do household--is attached to the Museum and offers an excellent overview of... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Every time I go there is a great experience. Great exhibitions. I love the gift shop since there is always something new that is hard to find somewhere else.

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