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The Local History Library is located on the second floor of the War Memorial Cultural Centre and provides research advice and access to a range of materials about the history and heritage of Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

Please note: during the 2017/2018 Christmas and New Year holiday period, the library service will open reduced hours. See Latest News for more information.


Monday - Wednesday, 9:30am - 8pm
Thursday - Friday, 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday, 9:30am - 2pm
Sunday, Closed



Level 2
War Memorial Cultural Centre
15 Laman Street
Newcastle 2300

P: 02 4974 5330