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The Lock-Up

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Art space

An art sapce offering different exhibitions. Check local guides for whatts on and whats coming up... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Drew M
Sydney, Australia
Bite-sized Art in the Heart of Newcastle

The lock-up is an intriguing contemporary art space in Newcastle. Housed in the old Police Station... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Matthew C
Newcastle, Australia
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Nov 18, 2018
“Art space”
Jul 10, 2018
“Top contemporary gallery in Newcastle”
Located in the heart of Newcastle’s heritage precinct in the city's original Police Station and Lock-Up, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre combines a museum with heritage cells, art gallery and artist-in-residence program to create a unique destination...more
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90 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 2265
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

An art sapce offering different exhibitions. Check local guides for whatts on and whats coming up. It's in the old police cells.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Drew M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Exhibitions change regularly. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Top quality exhibitions by top local national and international artists. Unafraid to be controversial and groundbreaking

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank teticat
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a unique venue in Newcastle to host my party. The character of The Lock up made for a fabulous summer evening function. The team were so helpful in accosting our requirement as we brought in our own caterers, band and decorators....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Shula K
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

After reading many amazing reviews we couldn't wait to vist the lock up. To our disappointment it is not functioning as a jail tour any more . It was hosting a gallery presentation. The exhibition itself was fantastic and the guide was lovely. But all...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Kellbells4
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Gaol is amazing. Deep history and lovely contemporary Art. Our sons engagement party was held here and I assume it was catered for by an external company. Location is fantastic for this in the courtyard. I missed the padded cell, damn. The Loft staff...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Steve A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always interesting - sometimes confronting but well worth a visit. Set in the old police station atmosphere abounds.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank geowyo
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The lock-up is an intriguing contemporary art space in Newcastle. Housed in the old Police Station on Hunter Street this gallery features several unique art spaces in the old cells of the Station. A must for any visitor or Newcastle local this space is free...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We just viewed the Every Breath exhibition which was small but fantastic. This is the old prison so just the building itself is wonderful to explore. The exhibition was set up through the old cells, exercise yard, women's cells. This exhibition was free and the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mel F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A truly fascinating part of Newcastle's history, the lock up has a number of immaculately kept former prison rooms. The exhibitions held there are also worth going for alone.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 27 August 2016

we spent a wonderful week in newcastle recently, we did so many wonderful things and got to see everything we had on our list, unfortunately we missed out on the lock up, because it was closed, settting up there new display we were told when...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank judy t
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27 July 2017|
Response from geowyo | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open from 10 am on Saturday and 11 on sunday and yes just turn up ..