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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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Hightstown, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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New Jersey
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have been a member of this very under-rated museum and it is worth the trip into Newark. The parking is expensive $8.00 and I think this is unfair to members. I went in for the annual 'Jazz in the Park' program which should not be missed each summer. The program is getting shorter each year due to budget cuts... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

During the summer months every Thursday at 12 noon, the Newark Museum hosts Summer Jazz in the Garden. A wonderful event to relax to.

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Newark, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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82 helpful votes 82 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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