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Maritime Centre

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Address: 3 Honeysuckle Dr | Lee Wharf, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 4929 2588
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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My husband is a boat nut, so we stopped in here on a recent day trip. The location is spectacular, in a prime position on the beautiful waterfront. Whilst modest in scope, it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is a boat nut, so we stopped in here on a recent day trip. The location is spectacular, in a prime position on the beautiful waterfront. Whilst modest in scope, it offers a comprehensive overview of all things maritime in this historic port city and beyond. The volunteers had a great depth of knowledge and boundless enthusiasm for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I went on the last day of my trip, partly to pick up some information for another trip in the future, but the centre is only open Tuesday to Sunday - the only Information Centre in the downtown city area. Unlike many information centres, there is next to no information posted on boards outside to be readable when the centre... More 

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Thank Rob W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Small museum but covers the development of Newcastle from it's earliest days as a supplier of coal to the fledgling NSW colony. The mine is under what is now Fort Scratchley. Excellent model ships. Very interesting guide showed us around.

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Thank Tony L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Interesting place, we went there a little while ago, however learnt a lot we didn't know about the shipping industry in New South Wales.

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Thank KarolaRS
Greater Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We visited the Maritime Centre to learn a little about the shipping history of Newcastle. We were most fortunate in meeting a volunteer who enlightened us with his stories about his time in the ship building industry

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Great location, great for families - the general Newcastle information centre is also located here with really helpful and friendly staff as your start-off/go-to place for all things Newcastle.

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Sydney
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Very helpful & friendly staff, a good source of interesting info, good directions and plenty of suggestions

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Thank M P
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The gift shop stocks some nice postcards and souvenirs if you're into that kind of thing, and there is a lot of pamphlets and travel brochures if you want to see what there is around the Hunter region to check out on your travels. In regards to Maritime history and information, there isn't that much to look at for free... More 

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Thank chocomaro
Warners Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Another great place to visit.. lots of information, staff very helpful, the exhibits change from time to time, worth the time it takes..

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the seemingly nondescript historic waterside shed in the heart of Newcastle's Honeysuckle Precinct. Inside is a treasure of artifacts steeped in Newcastle's rich Port history. You can see that the volunteers are passionate and knowledgeable and make the visit an education that most would otherwise be sheltered from. It can be booked for private, fully catered... More 

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