The Lock-up

The Lock Up is among Newcastle’s historically and culturally significant buildings.

A quick look at the structure gives you an idea of the prosperity enjoyed by early settlers in Newcastle. The building was constructed from a Sydney sandstone and completed in 1861, the same time the Newcastle Police Station was built. The Lock-up is literally a prison cell converted into a cultural and art hub – a small local treasure in Newcastle.

Open: Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm, admission is free.

Phone: 49252265 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300