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

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Opening hours
10.00am – 5.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday and selected public holidays
7 days a week during the school holidays.
General admission  is free. Some special exhibitions and events may incur a charge.

Public Holidays
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and limited hours on ANZAC day.

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 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

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.