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Newark Museum

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Address: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
Phone Number: 973 596 6550
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Description: The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy...
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.
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One of NJ's greatest public museums

Situated in mid city this is Old Newark when it was one of America's most important cities. It has a wide variety of interesting exhibits that will educate and entertain visitors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Situated in mid city this is Old Newark when it was one of America's most important cities. It has a wide variety of interesting exhibits that will educate and entertain visitors of all ages.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Every Time I attend an event at Newark Museum the staff is always happy and the service is fantastic. One of my favorite places in Newark NJ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a day between flights so were able to spend a surprising four hours here. This is a great museum with an eclectic collection which will have areas of interest for most visitors. We were particularly interested in the Ballantine house and the gallery of American art, however other parts of the gallery also took our eye and our... More 

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Maple, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice museum. Saw the entire museum in an hour. Great to see how the people lived in the old days. A variety to offer to each unique person. Friendly staff. Lots of art and paintings. They have a suggested entrance fee, as well the planetarium is a separate fee. Parking is not free either.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love the Newark Museum. It is such a overlooked gem in the state. Jazz in the Park is going on for the next few weeks every Thursday and it is such a nice event and you get in for free as a member. They have nice programming for members with special member nights around the holidays, cocktail parties and... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Attended an outside wedding. Grounds are beautiful. Staff helpful and courteous. Exhibits are interesting.

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I liked the variety of items on exhibit at the Newark Museum. Something for everyone. Well-informed docents gladly gave us tours of two exhibits.

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east rutherford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I take my 11 year old to this museum a couple times a year. It's fairly inexpensive, and offers various discounts. Also, if you're broke you can just give a donation. I think the museum has some really good educational displays. My favorite is the paintings of people from history. We watch a show at the planetarium sometimes, which my... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What a wonderful museum! As a lifelong resident of the suburbs of Newark I was very pleasantly surprised that such a good museum was so close by!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This can be the centerpiece of a day trip from Manhattan. Take the PATH to Newark to see the Museum and, perhaps, take in a show at the NJ Performing arts Center, all near the train station the PATH will take you to. This part of Newark is safe and very interesting. The museum has enough of interest to intrigue... More 

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Additional Information about Newark Museum

Address: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
Phone Number: 973 596 6550
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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