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Newark Museum

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Excellent museum with a good variety of exhibits covering a wide appeal for all age ranges and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Northvale, New Jersey
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First time to Newark Museum

I grew up close to Newark, had family in Newark and went to college in Newark. Had never visited... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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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...more
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49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
Newark Central Business District
+1 973-596-6550
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum with a good variety of exhibits covering a wide appeal for all age ranges and interests. The staff was also outstanding. Every staff member seemed to make genuine attempts at asking if you had seen everything or missed a particular exhibit. The Ballantine...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up close to Newark, had family in Newark and went to college in Newark. Had never visited the Museum in my 60++ years. We had some time between Hotel checkout and flight, so decided to visit the museum. It was a wonderful experience...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Newark Museum is always doing something innovative. This evening I visited the museum for the opening of the 'Wendy Red Star' exhibition and they had a very nice Members Cocktail Party and opening of the exhibit. They really did a nice job. We even...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up with the Newark Museum in my backyard and although moving (not far away) I still try to get there as often as I can - renewed my affair when facilitating youth groups (once saw Whitney backing up her Mom Cissy during Black...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

A beautiful architectural structure. Houses an incredible variety of art, sculptures, tapestries and artifacts. Noted and celebrated as having one of the most definitive Tibetan collections ever. The Dali Lama once visited years ago. The planetarium is also housed under this roof and educational series...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

Once again it has been many years since he have been there. What a lovely museum. Such beautiful art work, statues, paintings from all different countries. Do not know today's works because it was years ago when I was there. But I can assure you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pertyle
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The Ballantine House/Newark Museum - Was able to go to a few free places in the Newark Museum, and paid $15.00 for Adult Ticket and $8.00 Senior Ticket for the Ballantine House Self Tour. Parked directly outside of museum, for free. Nice area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Yes, what a hidden gem hidden beside Rutger's campus in the heart of Newark! I took my moms to see the "Kimono Reimagined" exhibition and was wowed there first and found SO MUCH MORE, like their planetarium and the Ballantine House that is attached and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 1024alicia
Reviewed 18 December 2018

This review addresses only the Ballantine House, which is part of the Newark Museum. We visited the Ballantine House since it was a local attraction I have not seen in all my years living in Essex County. We chose a time when we knew it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 161,945
Reviewed 23 November 2018

A real treat, with lots of different collections, including a nice collection of ancient Native American art and artifacts, and a truly impressive Asian art collection, featuring an authentic Tibetan Buddhist altar, consecrated by the Dalai Lama in 1990. Visiting collections are also awesome. If...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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3 November 2017|
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Response from Derrick W | Reviewed this property |
There is a paid parking lot, a few doors down from the museum and the Ballantine House, that is specifically for patrons of the Newark Museum. Not sure how much it was...somewhere between $5-10. Gives you 3hrs or something... More
Jill G
23 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.