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Lock-Up Cultural Centre

The Lock-Up was the Newcastle Police Station from 1861 until its closure in 1982. Listed in the NSW Heritage Register, the Lock-Up building is believed to be the only example in NSW that includes the work of three of the State's important early architects.

Constructed in Sydney sandstone in 1861, the building is one of a row of four significant buildings that reflect the prosperity of early Newcastle, as well as the architecture of colonial and government architects, Dawson, Lewis, Barnet and Vernon.

The centre is now a thriving cultural institution and a vital community asset in the heart of Newcastle's heritage precinct.

Visit the centre and explore changing exhibitions in the art gallery and museum, discover the city with architecture walks and get the kids involved with education and Little Architects program.

The John Paynter Gallery is located in the same complex.



90 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW, AU


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