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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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66 helpful votes 66 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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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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