Museum of Newport History
Visitors interested in history will find the Museum of Newport History an excellent place to begin a sojourn in the city. The museum offers a comprehensive overview utilising the decorative arts, artefacts of everyday life, graphics, old photographs and audio-visual programmes to bring the past to life. The museum is maintained by the Newport Historical Society and is housed in a restored 1772 building in Thames Street (off Touro Street). Highlights are an interactive computer tour of Newport's historic district and a video tour of historic Bellevue Avenue presented on board a reproduction 1890s omnibus.
Address: 127 Thames Street
Telephone: (401) 841 8770
Opening times: Open daily from 10am to 5pm
Admission: A suggested donation of $4 (adults) and $2 (children over the age of 5)