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“A jewel in Newark”
Review of Newark Museum

Newark Museum
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
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 us around. The ultimate compliment: even if you're staying in New York it's worth a trip.

2  Thank Friendofganesh
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

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!

3  Thank SteveTravels365
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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.

2  Thank paulinek
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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 Dunhuang, which was nothing short of amazing. The curator was very accessible and even stayed to answer questions well after the event was over. Their special exhibitions are always well-thought out and well worth the visit. Member shopping days during the winter holidays are not to be missed. You will love coming back to this museum over and over again!

2  Thank lenorelook
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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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