For a fun free family day out, visit Newcastle Museum in Honeysuckle. There’s loads to keep kids of all ages occupied.

For toddlers, there is a small indoor play area called Mininova featuring plenty of equipment and soft mats to keep them safe while they toddle around.

For older kids, the interactive Supernova science exhibits will keep children entertained as well as educate them on science.

Have a go at lifting the car!

Those interested in history will enjoy the Newcastle exhibition which educates visitors on the history of the region.

If you’re interested in Newcastle’s industry, don’t miss the 6 minute BHP Steelmaking Show featuring special effects.

Every Tuesday (except in school holidays) from 10:30am – 11 a.m., the Museum hosts Tuesday Tales where Museum staff and invited guests do readings from a range of children’s books. Tuesday Tales is free and you don’t need to book ahead. However, children must be supervised by adults during the event. The Museum also offers great school holiday fun so be sure to check out their website.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Cost: Free
Address: Workshop Way, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Phone: 02 4974 1400
Website: http://www.newcastlemuseum.com.au