Best Historical Landmarks in Newcastle

Best Historical Landmarks in Newcastle
Nobbys lighthouse is a prominent landmark at the mouth of the Hunter River in Newcastle. Source BS

Below is a list of the top and leading Historical Landmarks in Newcastle. To help you find the best Historical Landmarks located near you in Newcastle, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Newcastle’s Best Historical Landmarks:

The top rated Historical Landmarks are:

  • Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre
  • Fort Scratchley
  • The Res

Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre

Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre
Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre

Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre was originally the home of the city’s public library, art gallery and conservatorium of music. It was opened in October 1957. The Cultural Centre was designed to be a war memorial of architectural beauty and of practical cultural use to the community.

Products/Services:

Cultural Centre, Library, Statues

LOCATION:

Address15 Laman St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4974 5342
Website: www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au

REVIEWS:

“The statues they call it ‘Him and Her’ were truly great and mysterious.” – Daniel S.

Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley
Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley, was formerly a coastal defence installation, now an interactive museum. Located in Newcastle East, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia. Built in 1882 to defend the city against a possible Russian attack. However, its guns were not fired in anger until 8 June 1942, during the shelling of Newcastle by a Japanese submarine. The Australian Army vacated the site in 1972.

Products/Services:

Big Anchor, Historical Site

LOCATION:

AddressNewcastle East NSW 2300
Website: www.fortscratchley.org.au

REVIEWS:

“Historic fort. Offers great views over Newcastle, the harbour, and Stockton Night.” – Mark Plant

The Res

The Res is a 19th century underground drinking water reservoir built on the high ground of Tyrrell Street in Newcastle East.

Built in 1882, The Res held the first ever drinking water for the people of Newcastle, which was pumped from Walka Water Works near Maitland. The Res continued to serve Newcastle until 50 years ago when it was drained and closed. Until now.

Products/Services:

Tour Groups, Old Reservoir

LOCATION:

Address51 Brown St, The Hill NSW 2300
Phone: 1300 657 657
Website: www.hunterwater.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Interesting old reservoir. Just be careful if you are claustrophobic.” – Mardie G.