The Discovery Museum

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  • Address: Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1912326789
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Science Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

The Discovery Museum - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for The Discovery Museum

  • The Discovery Museum Address: Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, United Kingdom
  • The Discovery Museum Contact Number: +44-1912326789
  • The Discovery Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • The Discovery Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Discovery Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Discovery Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Discovery Museum

  • 71.32% of people who visit Newcastle Upon Tyne include The Discovery Museum in their plan

  • 61.19% of people start their The Discovery Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Discovery Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

70.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Discovery Museum

People normally club together St. Mary's Cathedral and St James' Park while planning their visit to The Discovery Museum.

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The Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne Reviews

  • This is by far the best science museum I have visited. Very disappointed with the London science museum, which seemed to be more about making money than customer experience, so this place was absolutely great in comparison. There is lots for kids to do and enough to satisfy adults too. Anything at all related to science and the effect on people and the environment is here, plus other exhibitions that follow local timelines and living conditions throughout history. The cafe is large and has some very nice cakes A great museum catering for all. Well worth a donation.

  • The Discovery Museum is a great place to visit for both young and old. The museum is well laid out and easily accessible by wheelchair. There are activities for children and interesting displays of local history. The museum has a large cafe serving hot and cold food. There are public restrooms on every floor.

  • This place is great fun. About the right size for an afternoon but as it's free to go you could pop in for half an hour every day. There's plenty of history and a fabulous collection of the most beautiful, minutely detailed model ships. The science maze is great for kids though the adults will likely enjoy the experiments too - we particularly loved and were captivated by a wall the captures your shadow leading to a few Peter Pan moments. The cafe is basic but the food is good. Really fantastic family entertainment.

  • Visited with my family in July 18. Found it to be thoroughly entertaining and informative. Fascinating exhibits including a history of the Tyne, the Turbinia boat and much more. The science maze is brilliant too. Just be aware that parking outside is really limited. Luckily there's a multistory opposite with plenty of spaces. All in all a great day out

  • The museum is very interesting for the young and old. Wheelchair access very good. Very child friendly with plenty of activities. And the best thing about it is that it's FREE. What more could you want

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