Newark Museum, Newark

Newark Museum, Newark (must see)

The Newark Museum is the largest museum in New Jersey. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. The Newark Museum's Tibetan galleries are considered among the best in the world. The collection was purchased from Christian missionaries in the early twentieth century. The Tibetan galleries have an in-situ Buddhist altar that the Dalai Lama has consecrated.

In addition to its extensive art collections, The Newark Museum is dedicated to natural science. It includes the Dreyfuss Planetarium and the Victoria Hall of Science which highlights some of the museum's 70,000 specimen Natural Science Collection.

The Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, located behind the museum, is the setting for community programs, concerts and performances. The garden is also home to a 1784 old stone schoolhouse and Fire Safety Center. The museum was organized in 1909 by master Newark librarian John Cotton Dana. The kernel of the museum was a collection of Japanese prints, silks, and porcelains assembled by a Newark pharmacist. The Museum had a mini-zoo with small animals for some twenty years, until August 2010.

Operation hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm.
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Newark Museum on Map

Sight Name: Newark Museum
Sight Location: Newark, USA (See walking tours in Newark)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Newark, New Jersey

Create Your Own Walk in Newark

Create Your Own Walk in Newark

Creating your own self-guided walk in Newark is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Newark Introduction Walking Tour

Newark Introduction Walking Tour

Newark, the most populous city of New Jersey, is a major transportation hub, but also home to a number of cultural and historic attractions. Among them the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), a venue for big-name concerts and shows, as well as Newark Museum, holding a vast collection of American paintings and sculptures. To learn what else is there to see in Newark, follow this orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries

Newark has a good reputation among cities from the east coast of the United States. Lots of Newark historical exhibitions await you in order to unveil their heritage that has travelled through centuries right up until the present day. Newark sends you a letter of invitation to visit its proud museums and art galleries whereby the remarkable history of this fair city is stored.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Newark's Historical Places

Newark's Historical Places

Founded in 1666, Newark is home to numerous historic places, such as districts, buildings, parks, cemeteries and statuary. Many of its old constructions are veritable masterpieces and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Take the next self-guided tour to find the most interesting historic sights in the city.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles