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The Works is conveniently located just 30 miles from northeastern Columbus.

Exciting things are happening near the museum's home in downtown Newark that will result in beautiful new streetscapes for the city. During construction, we ask for your patience and understanding as temporary street closures occur near The Works. On March 9, 2015, South 2nd Street closed from Walnut Street to South Park Place until approximately June 1, 2015. Please access our parking lot from 1st street during this time.

The Works welcomes over 52,000 guests annually from across the state, country, and even the world!

Beginning in March 2015, road renovations will be occurring in downtown Newark which will result in temporary street closures and new traffic patterns. Please click here for the most recent information and a map of street closures. 

The Works complex, located in the heart of downtown Newark, encompasses 6 acres and 13 buildings spanning an entire city block in downtown Newark. Visitors to The Works enjoy free and convenient parking in our spacious visitor lot (equipped with handicap spaces), located just steps from the main entrance. Get directions...


Museum Information:

  • Physical Address: 55 S. First Street, Newark Ohio 43055
  • Mailing Address: 55 S. First Street, PO Box 721, Newark Ohio 43058-0721
  • Phone: 740-349-9277
  • Fax: 740-345-7252