Newark Museum

Newark Museum: Hours, Address, Newark Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Newark Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • Art Museums • History Museums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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jonson
20 contributions
This is a great museum
Aug 2020
Love the exhibits that come through this beautiful building! And the events and spaces are truly awesome. Thanks to The Newark Times for introducing me to this hidden gem of Newark!
Written January 20, 2021
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Kenisha
32 contributions
Hidden Gem in Jersey
Mar 2020 • Couples
This museum seems small from the outside but is filled with great exhibits. The African art was my favorite collection of all. The range of work was beautiful! I visited that area twice before heading out. Lovely afternoon for a solo plan or couples. No cafe but there are good options to grab a bite or drink nearby.
Written March 9, 2020
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juice234
Newark, NJ6 contributions
Free Events
Nov 2019 • Family
They have plenty of free events but the selection of art work is somewhat limited especially after you’ve visited The Natural History Museum in NYC but they seem to have good family events that are free to residents of the city
Written March 5, 2020
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trishagondolfo
Millbrook, NY21 contributions
Wonderful surprise
Jan 2020 • Friends
Who knew that such a wonderfully curated museum was here . We started with a small but wonderful African exhibit , moved onto the Medieval and then spent several wonderful hours up in the Latin american and American artists in the 19th and 20th century ..Hopper, Innes, Cole, Church, Okeefe are there but so are some lesser /unknown to us artists ., We LOVED this museum .
Written January 26, 2020
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Herstory_62
Philadelphia, PA531 contributions
Old & New in Striking Ambiance
Dec 2019
At the center of the historic & once grand Newark downtown the first class museum with striking exhibit space offers insights into both the old & resurgent city. Adjacent to the elegant Ballantine mansion, overflowing with silver & handsome furnishings, the eclectic collection contains masterpieces from the 19th century & Hudson River School, Corning & Steuben glass, jewelry & modern crafts as well. Although we ran out of time, on our next visit - with discounts for seniors - we look forward to exploring the 20th century art.
Written December 29, 2019
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,296 contributions
Attended a wonderful Afternoon Tea, Lecture and tour at the Ballatine House
Dec 2019
I attended the first of a series of Afternoon Teas and lectures at the Newark Museum and it was a very nice event.

We started off with a full service lunch with nice size cakes, sandwiches and scones and there was plenty for seconds. We were eating in the Trustees Dining Room which was the old apartment of rooms on the top floor of the Ballatine House. The only bad part was that we were packed in a little tight both in the room and at the table but that is how popular the event was that afternoon.

The food was wonderful and there was plenty of it. We had three different types of scones, four different types of sandwiches and all sorts of pastries and teas. The caterer had a nice selection of food.

After the tea was over, we had a tour of the Ballatine House which was decorated for the holidays. It was really a good tour and discussed how the Ballatine's would have celebrated the holidays with their family and the neighbors.

I had a really nice time and the Newark Museum does do a great job with their special events.
Written December 9, 2019
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Dori D
Bound Brook, New Jersey, United States15 contributions
A fun day at the Museum
Dec 2019 • Couples
Took advantage of a Friday off Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this museum! They offered a specially featured Zen floor. The museum was financially reasonable as well as $9 parking and a free coat check. There is a beautiful museum gift store too. I loved this museum
Written December 7, 2019
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Megunticook72
Camden, ME225 contributions
Culture and Style
Sep 2019
Wonderful outside garden with an elegant inside sweep of space. The
light lent itself beautifully and the artwork and fixtures are a joy.
It was an elegant wedding reception that pulled all the plugs and truly
showed off the possibilities. Wonderfully catered starting in the garden
and throughout the afternoon. A mixture of old and very young danced,
ate extremely well, and drank well too. Great space.
Written October 25, 2019
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Jean A
West Milford, NJ46 contributions
what a tresure
Jul 2019
This museum was filled with little treasures. I was excited to learn about Native Americans, wildlife, and early life in New Jersey.
Written October 8, 2019
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Filomena D
32 contributions
Great , I was surprised
May 2019 • Solo
I was very surprised when I walk Thur doors, so clean and. Beautiful museum and it has a Planetarium kids loved it
Written August 6, 2019
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