After what seems like an eternity, Newcastle Museum will be re-opening to the public this week.
The Newcastle cultural hub will recommence operations on Tuesday 23 June with three daily one-hour sessions held between 9.30am and 1.30pm, with each session capped at 45 people.
“Following on from the successful reopening of the Newcastle Art Gallery and several Newcastle Regional Library branches, I’m pleased to see the community once again given the opportunity to enjoy the cultural and historic displays on offer at Newcastle Museum,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.
The museum’s interactive exhibits will remain closed in keeping with State COVID-10 guidelines.
“The public’s safety, and that of our team, is our top priority. So we’ve had to make some changes in our exhibition spaces, as well as remove a lot of our interactive exhibitions such as Supernova and Mininova for now,” Museum director Julie Baird said.
“There is still more to discover, from the FIRE! Exhibition, A Newcastle Story, the popular BHP steelmaking simulation and the Cultural Resurgence and Kuueeyung exhibitions, which allow you to reflect on and absorb aspects of our rich local Aboriginal history and culture.”
The Museum will open from Tuesday to Saturday each week. Entry is free, however online bookings via newcastlemuseum.com.au are required before arrival.