Plan Your Visit

Make sure you book your visit

Planning on coming to the Museum with your school? Please ring and book your school visit or education program through our Education and Public Programs department on 4974 1422.


The coach drop off and pick up point is located on Wright Lane, just off Workshop Way. Please note there are no coach parking spaces in the surrounding streets. For local groups we recommend travel on the Newcastle Buses.

Lunch area

We welcome groups to have lunch the grassed area at the rear of the Museum or under the covered awnings at the front. An eating area can sometimes be provided within the Museum if booked in advance.

Bag storage

A limited number of bag cages and bag storage areas are available. If your group requires use of these please notify staff at the time of booking.


We have some fantastic photograph opportunities which we welcome you to take advantage of, including the towering red steelworks hooks, sitting inside the tram, and standing under the massive inflatable Earth ball. Special exhibitions or events may have photography restrictions in which case the public will be notified.

Please take care not to photograph people, especially children, who are not part of your group. 

Need more information?

The Public Programs staff are more than happy to provide further information or answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to visit the Museum prior to your booking to discuss a program or general visit we are always pleased to help.

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