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Discovery Museum


  • City Centre

  • Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA

  • 0191 232 6789

  • http://www.discoverymuseum.org.uk

  • free

  • Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 10-5, Sun 2-5

  • All ages

disabled access

There is lots to see and do within the Discovery Museum. As you come through the entrance, the first thing to greet you is Turbinia the world's first ship to be powered by steam turbines. Until 1899, Turbinia was also the fastest ship in the world. Designed by the Tyneside engineer Sir Charles Parsons in 1894.

There are exhibitions and activities covering many different areas, social history, science, maritime history , technology, costume, regimental history and a small play area in the Science area. There are lots of hands on activities and event are organised by the museum throughout the year.
There is a cafe available but also picnic areas for those who bring their own food.
The museum also has a shop.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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  • YellowCarYellowCar

    11-Apr-2014 Report

    Lots of interactive exhibitions, the science area in particular has lots of enjoyable activities

  • JennyNext

    01-Nov-2013 Report

    Great place to visit with kids. Mine love to explore the different areas, finding things out with the lift up flaps etc. My daughter enjoys the dressing up bit on the wedding exhibition and they all love playing in the shadow wall and Tyne water play. During the school holidays they usually have crafty activities for children. Good access for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

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