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Newark Museum

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Neighbourhood: Newark Central Business District
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Address: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
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+1 973-596-6550
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Superb Collection of American Painter

I was very pleased by this museum. I love to see my favorite American Painters, Homer, O'keefe, Chrurch, ssawThomas Moran saw all of these painters represented in some of their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very pleased by this museum. I love to see my favorite American Painters, Homer, O'keefe, Chrurch, ssawThomas Moran saw all of these painters represented in some of their lesser known pieces but absolute treasures. I enjoyed the Hudson River School as the museum wanted its way through to more modern pieces .As well as the sculpture of Lincoln... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of my favorite museums. Plan for a whole day it's a big museum with a lot to see. Dynamic earth is wonderful, educational yet fun and light with hands on experiences. We didn't make it to the planetarium but I'm sure it's great. Tibet collection is magnificent and perfectly narrated by Richard Gere, highly recommended. A great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is filled with great art and history. I particularly liked how the galleries were divided with explanations. We loved the jewelry. The Harlem renaissance piece was amazing. The Ballantine house was beautiful and we enjoyed the history. There is so much to see and it's very comfortable to move through.

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1 Thank Go2FunFood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum. Didn't know it existed But was pleasantly surprised. Not as big as the Nyc museums but nice to stay locally and be entertained. Truly enjoyed it . Would recommend

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Thank Sharon M
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Wonderful museum with great membership packages for families, it hosts an impressive permanent collection of fine art and ceramics (as diverse as American art, decorative arts, contemporary art and art from around the globe) as well as top-drawer traveling exhibits. It also house three things that our kids have loved growing up: * The Dreyfuss Planetarium * The Ballantine House... More 

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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went here to kill a couple of hours before flight back to U.K. Was pleasantly surprised. The old house was decorated for Christmas it was so realistic. It seemed a bit pricey to enter but enjoyed the visit

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Thank Beverley G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It was a great pleasure to spend several hours yesterday at the Newark Museum. The staff was very helpful and friendly and there were more than enough exhibits and art work to enjoy. The Tibetan and Asian rooms were particularly enchanting. The Victorian rooms of the Ballentine mansion were quite interesting. The gift shop was spectacular. We decided to go... More 

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Thank Paul S
Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have not been to this museum in well over 20 years and if nothing else in those years this museum is better then ever. There is the Ballentine House this was the Mansion of the celebrated Newark beer-brewing family, the house is outfitted in the style of the 1800's and wonderful to visit. There is also the Newark Firehouse... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Been there a couple of times, once for a Tibet exhibit and the other for dinosaurs and NY Saturday Post exhibit. Admission is reasonable. Conveniently located to major highways. The museum is attached to the Ballantine Mansion (beer baron) which is good to see. Exhibits rotate so check the website for the latest information. It is a great family trip... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We discover new things Everytime we visit. The Newark Museum is a world class museum. It's a great time. If you have children visit Dynamic Earth on the 3rd floor. The Ballentine House is a trip back to the past.

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