The Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne
About The Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne - Address, Phone Number
Address: Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, United Kingdom
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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This is a science and local history museum. Newcastle has terrific maritime history, and has also played a large part in founding game-changing science and tech. The incredible interactive displays at the museum cover history from Roman times to the first decade of the new millennium. There’s also mini-museum dedicated to the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars and the Northumberland Hussars, covering 200 years of live in the army. But the museum’s favourite exhibit is the story of the Turbinia, a 34 metre steam longship that was once the fastest vessel on water.
The Discovery Museum Information
- Small pay-and-park opposite museum on Blandford Square.
- Grainger Town multi-storey car park is located on Waterloo Street.
- Check out the Turbinia Cafe.
- Disabled accessible.
The Discovery Museum Ticket Prices
- GBP 4 for group visits of minimum 10; booking to be done 3 weeks prior, but payment to be made on day of visit.
How To reach The Discovery Museum by Public Transport
- All buses go to Newcastle Central station; the museum is a short walk from there.
- Bus 1, 30, 31 stop Westmorland Rd-Discovery Msm
- Bus 10, 11, 38, 82 stop Westgate Road-Westgate Hill
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The Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne Reviews - Write a Review
Spent a great couple of hours here and the exhibitions are very interesting; we came home with lots of new facts to share with other family members! There is a good mix of science and history in the exhibitions and lots of activities for the kids. Some activities cost a couple of quid but they are great to entertain kids. The staff are very friendly and give you extra information as you are walking round. There is a cafe with a nice selection of food but you can bring your own pack lunches as there are tables available. On the ground floor,there is also a shop with a small selection of gifts, science things, sweets etc. There is parking available next to the museum but it gets quite busy and is 90p an hour. If you do go a bit later on, it is unlikely that you will get parked next to the museum but there is a multi storey car park right opposite and only a 2 minute walk away and is only 10p more than the museum's car park per hour. We had a great time at the discovery museum and will definitely pay another visit there!!!
Great for whole family. Information and activities suitable for all ages. The place is spacious and have a lift. Have a cafe but you can bring your own lunch - there are tables available. They run activities for children through the week - paid and unpaid, check for more details. There is a little shop as well.
Great day out, free to get in, some activities cost a quid or two but it's well worth it, there is a cafe but your welcome to bring your own food. If you are going to the water play I recommend a change of clothing for under 5s. Parking is not the best so be early or park further away and walk.
It really is good, so much for all ages... My kid of 4 was enjoying as much as the older kids. There are lots of hands on learning things and some exhibitions just to look at. Please remember to take some extra cash (not just your donation) as some activities are paid for (and are good value, honestly). I'd actually prefer a ticket which included all the activities, would be easier, but hey ho.
Great place for adults and children. Coffee very good and everyone is pleasant and helpful. Well with a visit and not what you would expect.
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