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Newcastle Art Gallery

“Newcastle Art Gallery’s collection presents a comprehensive overview of Australian art from colonial times to the present day. Accentuated by several key pieces of historical importance, a diverse range of Indigenous bark paintings and the nation’s finest collections of twentieth century Japanese ceramics and Australian ceramics, Newcastle Art Gallery’s collection is of national significance.” NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY


1 Laman Street Newcastle
Across from Civic Park and adjacent to Newcastle Region Library, the Art Gallery is situated on the corner of Laman and Darby Streets.
Ph 02 4974 5100
For more information go to the gallery website or phone 02 4974 5100.

We were impressed with the very helpful and friendly people at the gallery.
We recommend subscribing to their email newsletter “enews” it’s a great way to stay informed.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm and every day during the school holidays.

Extended hours: Open until 8pm on the last Friday of the month (except December), open every public holiday except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open 1-5pm on Anzac Day

Entry Fee

General admission is free. Some special exhibitions and events may incur a charge.

How to contact the gallery

General information Ph 02 4974 5100 Email

Gallery events and bookings Ph 02 4974 5100 Email

Tours & education Ph 02 4974 5112 Email

Newcastle Art Gallery Society Ph 02 4974 5123 Email

Public transport to the Gallery

By Bus

Stops for various routes operate on Hunter Street, King Street, and Darby Street.

By Train

Hamilton Station is the closest station to Newcastle Art Gallery. Bus routes to the Gallery are available from Hamilton Station. Click here to visit the NSW Transport information website, or call 131 500.


Free 1 and 2-hour parking is available in and around Darby Street, and free 30-minute parking is available on Laman Street. Paid all day parking available at the rear car park in Queen Street.

Time limits, paid ticketing systems and Compliance Officers operate in the Civic Park and Cooks Hill area, please check the street signs when you visit.

Groups and Tours

Large groups are encouraged to call and inform us of their visit. Newcastle Art Gallery Guides provide free tours to interested groups booking at least a week in advance. For more information, call the Audience Programs Officer on 4974 5112 or email

Cloakroom services

The helpful gallery staff will store personal and bulky items as a courtesy while you are at the Gallery. Please be aware it is a requirement of the Gallery to leave any bags or items exceeding A3 in size at our front counter, particularly backpacks as they can be a risk to works of art on display. It is at the Gallery’s discretion to request a bag or item be stored during your visit.

Access information

Newcastle Art Gallery is completely wheelchair accessible and has a courtesy wheelchair available on request.

Thank you Newcastle City Council

The Newcastle Art gallery owned and operated by Newcastle City Council and they must be congratulated on providing such a wonderful establishment.

Photo © Newcastle Art Gallery
Photo © Newcastle Art Gallery
Photo © Newcastle Art Gallery
Photo © Newcastle Art Gallery


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