Newcastle Museum welcomes and appreciates sponsorship from the corporate and industrial sector. We will continue to thrive with the active engagement of the community, government and private sector, all of whom have a critical role in supporting our future development and success.
The Museum’s vision to be a welcoming and vibrant centre for and about Newcastle is taking shape as we develop and strengthen significant partnerships with the community, corporate, education and government sectors. The Museum is becoming increasingly embedded into the local social fabric as more visitors, community groups and schools use and claim this space as their own.
Our major corporate sponsors include:
Xstrata Coal – who contributed $1 million to assist with the construction of the new Museum. Their significant contribution is appreciated by the 1000’s of visitors who enter the Xstrata Gallery to visit Supernova, Mininova, the Earthball and visiting exhibitions.
BHP Billiton – who contributed a significant legacy of from the closure of the BHP facility in Newcastle in 1999. This contribution was used to build the BHP Gallery and the steelworks sounds and light show that attract visitors from around the world to learn about the significant industrial history of BHP in the Hunter region.
Orica - who fund the Museum Express science outreach program that delivers science education ro primary school students throughout the Hunter and Central Coast
Other sponsors and funding bodies who contributed to the development of the Museum at its Honeysuckle location include Mirvac, Lang O'Rourke and the Australian Government though their Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.
Newcastle Museum is funded by City Of Newcastle.
Cultural facilities such as Newcastle Museum are critical drivers of urban renewal and city revitalisation. They bring local and international visitors to our city to be entertained, educated, inspired and engaged. This is turn provides economic as well as cultural and educational benefits to our community and region as a whole.
The Museum is actively working to engage more corporate sponsors to help it continue to be a welcoming and accessible educational facility providing high quality exhibitions and public programs for a diverse audience.
By supporting Newcastle Museum you will publicly show your commitment to Newcastle’s social and cultural heritage. You will also:
- Engage with the Museum’s extended family that includes tiny tots, school children, locals, and visitors from around Australia and the world
- Have an opportunity to access Museum resources
- Contribute to the lifelong learning of generations of Museum visitors
- Play a role in community building through sharing and celebrating Newcastle stories and history
- Plus a range of other corporate benefits that can be negotiated with Newcastle Museum.