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Maritime Centre

3 Honeysuckle Dr | Lee Wharf, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4929 2588
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Compact site with Newcastle maritime history.

As we were travelling with a family friend with a keen interest in ships, ship building and history... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
surprisealot w
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Lovely Staff, very informative

Full of amazing artefacts, interesting photos, and some lovely staff offering tours with historical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel M
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 Honeysuckle Dr | Lee Wharf, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As we were travelling with a family friend with a keen interest in ships, ship building and history this was on our to do list for Newcastle. We were greeted warmly and the admission fee cheap for four people $10. We toured and did learn...More

Thank surprisealot w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of amazing artefacts, interesting photos, and some lovely staff offering tours with historical perspective. Well worth a look

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Located on the harbour front in a converted railway shed this little museum gives alot of information about the Maritime history of Newcastle. It is closed one day a week. Mosty run by volunteers. Good to visit if you can get a parking spot. If...More

Thank PamF47
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great little museum. The volunteers do a great job .Very Knowledgeable and try to answer questions that visitors .However some money needs to be spent on it to get it ship shape again.

Thank pgwright55
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

Thank PrintMama
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Rob W
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.

Thank Tony L
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.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 6 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

Thank donmcconnell
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.

Thank LisaGordonSimons
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