General Information

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1 Laman Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Opening Hours

The Gallery is open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Public Holidays: Open every day during the school holidays. Open every public holiday except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open 1-5pm on Anzac Day.

COVID-19 Updates

To help you make the most of your visit during the COVID-19 recovery phase please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Dress Code

To ensure the comfort and safety for all visitors, we ask:

  • Footwear must be worn at all times
  • shirts must be worn
  • swimwear is covered up

Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any person at its discretion.

Cafes and coffee in the Civic area

Newcastle Art Gallery does not have a café on site, we are right in the heart one of Newcastle's best coffee, dining and boutique shopping districts: Darby St. See the Visit Newcastle website to read more, or go to the Darby St Facebook page.


To ensure the safety of our works of art, large bags and personal items will be required to be stored at Front of House. We also require umbrellas to be left at the front door, which helps us avoid slips and falls. Please note, it is at the Gallery’s discretion to request a bag or item be stored during your visit.

Venue hire

Newcastle Art Gallery can ensure your special event is distinctive and enjoyable. For more information email us here or call 4974 5100.

Access and Facilities

Newcastle Art Gallery is a two-storey building. The lift is directly to the left of the front door as you first arrive. All exhibition spaces are completely wheelchair and stroller accessible. The restroom facilities (including access bathroom and baby change table) are on the ground floor on the left hand side as you first arrive. Free wifi is available.

Courtesy wheelchair and seating

A courtesy wheelchair is available on request, simply ask at the front desk when you arrive. Chairs are also available on request.

Photography in the exhibition spaces

Photography is permitted in the Gallery, so long as it is for personal use. We do not permit the usage of tripods or flash photography, check out our Visitor Tips page as it helps explain why.

Join our mailing list

Join our mailing list to stay up to date on our exhibitions, events, educational opportunities and Gallery Shop.

Join the Society

The Newcastle Art Gallery Society hosts events to raise funds to support the Art Gallery in acquiring works of art for the collection. Membership is open to everyone, visit the Gallery Society page for more information.


We would love to hear from you about the quality of your visit, excellent or otherwise. Have an idea for our we can improve? Our Audience team would love to hear from you, email us here or call 4974 5100.

Have we missed something?

Our Audience team is interested in understanding your needs and finding ways to assist you during your visit. If we have missed something, please let us know: email us here or call 4974 5100.