Newcastle Borough Museum and Art Gallery

Newcastle Borough Museum and Art Gallery
Brampton Park
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 0QP
England

Website

www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/museum

E-mail

nulmuseum@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Telephone

01782 619705

Fax

01782 626857

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Hidden in Brampton Park less than half a mile from the town centre lies Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s local history museum featuring over 800 years of Borough history.

Set in beautiful parkland the Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone. Alongside our temporary exhibitions programme we have galleries depicting the rich and diverse history of the area using our amazing collections.

Highlights include our Victorian Street scene, which allows you to take a step back in time as you discover the wares of Mellard’s the ironmongers, the treasures of the pawnbroker’s shop, the fascinating cures of the chemist’s and the gruesome collection of doctor’s surgical instruments.

The toys gallery is a firm favourite with young and old alike with teddies, dolls and games up to 150 years old. Whilst our 1930s/40s house allows a glimpse into what life was like during the wartime years.

We are a family friendly museum and there is always something interesting for visitors of all ages to see and do.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Summer Opening Hours (30 Mar-26 Oct 2014)
Mon-Sat 10:00-17:30
Sun 14:00-17:30

Winter Opening Hours (27 Oct-29 Mar 2015)
Mon-Sat 10:00-16:30
Sun 13.00-16:30
Closed bank holidays

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

From the M6 take Junction 15 to Stoke-on-Trent and follow directions to Newcastle-under-Lyme along the A34. As you reach Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, next to Holy Trinity Catholic Church at the roundabout take the 3rd exit to drive past the bus station on Barracks Road. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and drive past St Georges Church up Queen Street and along the side of the Brampton Park along Brampton Road. You will see an entrance road at the end of the park on your right and the museum is the large Victorian house at the far corner of the park. We have a small car park at the front of the museum, or you can use the car park at the front of the nursery and Cheeky Monkey's cafe next to the playground in Brampton Park.

The nearest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent. The following buses leave the station for Newcastle-under-Lyme bus station - nos 25, 24/24A, 25.

The Museum and Art Gallery is a short (uphill) walk from the bus station. The following buses leave newcastle bus station and pass the museum - nos 98, 99, 99A and 99B

Additional info

Family facilities - refreshments, toilets with baby change, shop

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Museum at Night

  • 15 May 2015 6-9pm

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Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

To be publicised shortly

Website

http://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/museum

Getting there

From the M6 take Junction 15 to Stoke-on-Trent and follow directions to Newcastle-under-Lyme along the A34. As you reach Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, next to Holy Trinity Catholic Church at the roundabout take the 3rd exit to drive past the bus station on Barracks Road. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and drive past St Georges Church up Queen Street and along the side of the Brampton Park along Brampton Road. You will see an entrance road at the end of the park on your right and the museum is the large Victorian house at the far corner of the park. We have a small car park at the front of the museum, or you can use the car park at the front of the nursery and Cheeky Monkey's cafe next to the playground in Brampton Park.

The nearest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent. The following buses leave the station for Newcastle-under-Lyme bus station - nos 25, 24/24A, 25.

The Museum and Art Gallery is a short (uphill) walk from the bus station. The following buses leave newcastle bus station and pass the museum - nos 98, 99, 99A and 99B

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