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Newark Museum

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Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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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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Treasure trove in Newark

The Newark Museum has special exhibitions and notable collections of Tibetan art & artifacts , as well as African, other Asian and US art and furniture. The jewelry and silver... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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new york city
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Newark Museum has special exhibitions and notable collections of Tibetan art & artifacts , as well as African, other Asian and US art and furniture. The jewelry and silver collections reflect Newark's past as a craft and manufacturing center. There are interactive installations for children and a library that is open to curators, researchers and the public. The museum... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Generation Fit a nutrition/exercise exhibit for kids was awesome, timely and relevant. The interactive nature of many of their exhibits makes the Newark Museum so interesting for kids and adults alike. The Hall of Science had interactive exhibits encompassing areas of study like alternative energy, hurricane simulation and cave life and plate tectonics and geological forces.. They also had an... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Simplicity of menu and quick service is important since one gets bit tired spending time in a museum. It is conveniently located in the heart of city and close to railroad station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was frankly more than a little bit disappointed with Newark. It's rather ugly and shabby and I expected there to more to do. Perhaps people all head to NYC for culture? That being said, thus museum was very nice with some great paintings.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Newark Museum, at 49 Washington Street in Newark, has a wonderful collection of art works, especially the American paintings. Go and explore. You won't be sorry. The Ballantine House is also beautiful, and this landmark building is a part of the museum, too. There is a lovely seating area with a cafe. Take a friend and enjoy an hour... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went with a group of children on a very cold day. This museum had so much to offer and see. The children really enjoyed themselves. I am going to go back and visit again when I have more time to explore. I would highly recommend this museum.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The view from outside isn't very great and makes you wonder if it's gonna be waste of time but it all changes as soon as you start seeing the galleries. If you've kids, visit to generation fit should be first on your list. kids just love this section. Ballantine house is wonderful and gives an insight into the rich heritage.... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

When in Newark, go there it is a must! During the warm months there is entertainment in their garden.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Tremendous museum with an amazingly broad first class collection! This collection includes American, African, Asian classical, decorative along with the sciences. They have a renowned, and I think wonderful, American art collection, including Sargent, Hopper, Homer, O'Keefe, Calder to name just a few! For families there is the restored 1885 Ballantine House, always decorated for the holidays. The Dynamic Earth... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The museum is in the rather hopefully named Historic Newark district, surrounded by various other buildings including bits of Rutgers, so it would be easy to overlook. However, it's worth a visit. Some reviews say it's free - technically true, but there is a ticket desk and a suggested entry fee ($12 for an adult in December 2014). The planetarium... More 

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