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Newark Museum

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
+1 973-596-6550
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Tremendous museum with an amazingly broad first class collection!

Tremendous museum with an amazingly broad first class collection! This collection includes... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2014
Chatham, New Jersey
Much better than it looks from the outside

The museum is in the rather hopefully named Historic Newark district, surrounded by various other... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2014
Philip S
Malvern, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average3%
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49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
Newark Central Business District
+1 973-596-6550
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Reviewed 15 December 2014

Tremendous museum with an amazingly broad first class collection! This collection includes American, African, Asian classical, decorative along with the sciences. They have a renowned, and I think wonderful, American art collection, including Sargent, Hopper, Homer, O'Keefe, Calder to name just a few! For families...More

1  Thank Mollyh123
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The museum is in the rather hopefully named Historic Newark district, surrounded by various other buildings including bits of Rutgers, so it would be easy to overlook. However, it's worth a visit. Some reviews say it's free - technically true, but there is a ticket...More

2  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We planned this visit in advance and really had a nice afternoon there. The fine city home of the affluent Ballantine family (brewery money-nothing changes!) was an excellent example of 1880s finery. The art collection is very impressive, a fine Hudson School art collection. The...More

Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is a wonderful museum with an excellent Planetarium, one of the foremost Tibetan exhibits, a beautiful portrait collection and great exhibits. Don't miss the Ballentine mansion that is annexed to the museum and can be entered through the museum. There's a floor that's great...More

1  Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Large museum but easy to get around. Some lovely 30s jewelry in the Art Deco style. They had an interesting show of Korean art, beautiful robes and other objects

Thank comiendobien2459
Reviewed 27 September 2014

I was there often while it was being renovated many years ago. My wife and I were sustaining members for quite some time. The collections (both temporary and permanent) are awesome. We look forward to going again soon.

1  Thank George K
Reviewed 2 September 2014

They have some classic Hudson River School paintings in their permanent collection. On occasion they also have strong temporary exhibits, such as one on Norman Rockwell that was here for awhile in 2014.

1  Thank zippytaco
Reviewed 2 September 2014

A small museum but packed with excitement and adventure. Let your imagination run wild as you venture through the exhibitions with awe and wonder.

Thank Lamouria B
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Every Second Friday there's a program geared for the 55+. Painting, sculpture, film, poetry, a plethora of events!

Thank MzLizz
Reviewed 22 August 2014

I stumbled over The Newark Museum in the AAA NJ Tour Book. I've lived in NJ for more than 40 years, attended college in Newark and never knew that Newark has it's own museum. One might think it is just museum about the city but...More

Thank lordstark45
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Jill G
22 August 2016|
Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
There is no restaurant at the museum. There a few good ones down the block like 27 Mix and Queen Pizza.
Jill G
22 August 2016|
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Response from rex e | Reviewed this property |
Wed thru Sun 12:00-3:00
5 May 2016|
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Response from SharonNDanny | Reviewed this property |
There is a small cafe inside the museum but there is also many other eateries in the surrounding areas