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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 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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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 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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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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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New Jersey
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23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 helpful votes 15 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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