Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Newport Museum and Art Gallery
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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This property is temporary closed Discover the story of Newport's geological, archaeological and historical development through displays, a diverse exhibitions programme and a variety of event, activities and workshops. Explore our collections and learn more about Roman Caerwent, the Chartist Protest in Newport or life at the turn of the 20th Century. Enjoy Newport's art collections and enjoy changing exhibitions.
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Colin Park
Macclesfield, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There is a lot more in the museum than you would think. Spent a couple of hours there and the place is full of interest from the industries in Newport, a section about the Transporter Bridge, Roman relics and much about Caerwent Roman Fort, the history and the events leading to the Newport Rising in 1839. There are a number of period rooms as well as display on the pre-history of the area. The main museum is on the first floor with an art gallery and ceramics displays on the third floor.
Written 15 March 2024
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Korky Y
Newport, UK209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Took my grandson here last weekend as the weather was terrible and we'd ran out of ideas. I was very surprised how much he enjoyed the place. Lots of interesting things around even corner and we both learned a few things about the history of Newport that I never knew before. Biggest bonus is that its free. We'll definitely be going back. We'll done to all involved.
Written 29 February 2024
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Shan J
Lampeter, UK695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Well worth visiting - but difficult to find the place amidst all the shop signs. Thoroughly enjoyed the paintings as well as seeing all the teapots on display!
Written 28 September 2021
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roscwmbran
Cwmbran, UK583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A free museum in the centre of Newport, the building also contains the library. The museum is on the upper floors. The art exhibitions are interesting and change regularly. Well worth a visit.
Written 19 October 2019
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sherrybythelake
Omemee, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
I really enjoyed the gallery , beautiful pieces , captain cook was my favourite piece ...
I would recommend this to all new comers ,
Written 26 August 2019
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Steven V
Newport, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Spent about three hours looking at the museum and art gallery and was very impressed with the amount of artefacts and information on display. A good selection of Roman items from Caerleon as well as exhibitions on the Chartist Uprising and on the famous transporter bridge were some of the more interesting displays. On the top floor in the art gallery area apart from the many works of art there is an exhibition of teapots and a collection from an ex Newport lady in Scotland. Well worth a visit to the museum and gallery.
Written 29 May 2019
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NewportBoys
Newport, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Lovely gallery on the top floor, which has works by Kyffin Williams, L.S. Lorwy and other big names.
Written 15 April 2019
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Master Jonjon
London, UK340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
... the Newport Transporter Bridge. Supplemented with the history of Wales / South Wales.

1. The first floor runs you through the history of Britain and then gets tighter on Wales.

2. You’ll find yourself in the older days, where mass protests bring laws. With a section devoted to South Wales’ involvement in the Chartist movement in the late 1830s, a series of mass human rights protests. (Backdrop: American and French civil wars, which prompted the government to enact more oppressive laws.)

3. The second floor is best labelled as ‘miscellaneous’. Of interest is the construction of Newport Transporter Bridge opened in 1906. It’s difficult to guess what it is, for it is not a bridge per se.

4. From the diagrams you’ll realize it’s a steel high-rise structure, and you would be right. A passenger ‘ferry’ (more of a cable car) is to be pulled across the river with cables. (A strange design nonetheless allowing tall ships to go through.)

5. Third floor: paintings and ceramics. You’ll be pretty much alone here.
Written 14 March 2019
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,119 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Newport has limited attractions but you really shouldnt miss this. It all looks unprepossessing from the outside but persevere and walk up the two floors to the Art Gallery first. This has some interesting work by His, Laura Knight, Munnings,Spencer, Branwen and others - the collection is limited but its got some fab stuff. Then go down to the Museum which has some interesting Roman exhibits, the history of chartism and some very good materials on the towns development....so a small and delightful surprise and its free but please make a donation!
Written 5 March 2019
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Jodie K
Shrewsbury, UK29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Art gallery is certainly worth a visit - they have a Kyffin Williams and and LS Lowry on display - certainly unexpected! Nice atmosphere in there too - ceiling lighting creates a good ambience. A quiet, relaxing escape. Would recommend.
Written 6 October 2018
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