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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 #2 of 13 Attractions in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Newark Museum, New Jersey's largest museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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FORT COLLINS
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276 reviews 276 reviews
56 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We planned this visit in advance and really had a nice afternoon there. The fine city home of the affluent Ballantine family (brewery money-nothing changes!) was an excellent example of 1880s finery. The art collection is very impressive, a fine Hudson School art collection. The planetarium was lots of fun and we saw a show about asteroids and their impact... More 

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Bloomingdale, NJ
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a wonderful museum with an excellent Planetarium, one of the foremost Tibetan exhibits, a beautiful portrait collection and great exhibits. Don't miss the Ballentine mansion that is annexed to the museum and can be entered through the museum. There's a floor that's great for kids too as well as an extensive educational program. It's one of the best... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Large museum but easy to get around. Some lovely 30s jewelry in the Art Deco style. They had an interesting show of Korean art, beautiful robes and other objects

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was there often while it was being renovated many years ago. My wife and I were sustaining members for quite some time. The collections (both temporary and permanent) are awesome. We look forward to going again soon.

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zippytaco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They have some classic Hudson River School paintings in their permanent collection. On occasion they also have strong temporary exhibits, such as one on Norman Rockwell that was here for awhile in 2014.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A small museum but packed with excitement and adventure. Let your imagination run wild as you venture through the exhibitions with awe and wonder.

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Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every Second Friday there's a program geared for the 55+. Painting, sculpture, film, poetry, a plethora of events!

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Hightstown, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I stumbled over The Newark Museum in the AAA NJ Tour Book. I've lived in NJ for more than 40 years, attended college in Newark and never knew that Newark has it's own museum. One might think it is just museum about the city but it is more than that. It includes 80 galleries of contemporary, 19th century, African, Asian... More 

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