The Newcastle Museum is committed to being a place for people, a place that shows ideas, tells stories, is a place of interaction. It reflects the past and celebrates innovation.
Newcastle Museum is fun, accessible, light and full of story. The museum tells a story of Newcastle and the Hunter, and through the collection presents a narrative of how we’ve lived and live today. The Supernova and Mininova exhibitions create an interactive scientific and technological learning playground, loaded with excitement and surprise. The travelling exhibitions present a wider narrative – of ideas, stories and futures.
Newcastle Museum links to STEM through its permanent Galleries – notably the interactive science-based Supernova, as well as historical STEM objects and stories throughout the rest of the Museum.
We host travelling exhibitions from other institutions that are STEM related, such as dinosaurs, oceans, bush mechanics, colour.
We also offer Museum Express – science shows that go out to schools across the Hunter region, as well as STEM education programmes/workshops/events for preschool, primary, aged care and people with special needs.