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Newark Museum

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
+1 973-596-6550
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A amazing treasure trove

Like many smaller museums in the metro New York area it suffers by proximity. The collection is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
A Treasure in Downtown Newark

This museum is a gem. The collections are phenomenal and you can easily spend the day just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102-3176
Newark Central Business District
+1 973-596-6550
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Like many smaller museums in the metro New York area it suffers by proximity. The collection is multifaceted and multicultural Covering everything from Ancient Egypt, contemporary fine art and crafts and natural history. Unlike some museums it strives to be inclusive and has offerings and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a gem. The collections are phenomenal and you can easily spend the day just marveling over all its treasures. There is parking adjacent to the museum and a special feature is a preserved schoolhouse and display of antique fire trucks.

Thank GloriaAndLorraine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. I only wish we'd had more time, although you can only stand and observe for so long on one day. This museum could take a couple visits, if you really wanted to see and appreciate it all. The actual, historic,...More

Thank Mantequia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

People are very nice it was very clean not too fast nice Pace walking through everything love the ceilings in antique house it was worth the money

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I have not been here since I was in grammar school and to kids It was as good if not better then I remember. Parking was right there and we all had a good time. Everyone had different interests and things that got excited about...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I sincerely was not expecting much from the Newark Museum. After all, with giant, world-renowned museums (like the Met) being a train ride away in New York, how can a small museum like this compete? Well, first off, this museum is not small! I was...More

1  Thank mustangs1415
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I was very pleased by this museum. I love to see my favorite American Painters, Homer, O'keefe, Chrurch, ssawThomas Moran saw all of these painters represented in some of their lesser known pieces but absolute treasures. I enjoyed the Hudson River School as the museum...More

Thank Tetonted1995
Reviewed 11 March 2017

By far one of my favorite museums. Plan for a whole day it's a big museum with a lot to see. Dynamic earth is wonderful, educational yet fun and light with hands on experiences. We didn't make it to the planetarium but I'm sure it's...More

1  Thank sharonytweety
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The museum is filled with great art and history. I particularly liked how the galleries were divided with explanations. We loved the jewelry. The Harlem renaissance piece was amazing. The Ballantine house was beautiful and we enjoyed the history. There is so much to see...More

1  Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Nice museum. Didn't know it existed But was pleasantly surprised. Not as big as the Nyc museums but nice to stay locally and be entertained. Truly enjoyed it . Would recommend

Thank Sharon M
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Jill G
Cafeteria hours
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
Cafeteria hours
22 August 2016|
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Response from rex e | Reviewed this property |
Wed thru Sun 12:00-3:00
Is there a restaurant within the museum, or is it necessary to look for something nearby?
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