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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  • 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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  • 95% of people who visit Newcastle Upon Tyne include The Discovery Museum in their plan

  • 68.1% of people start their The Discovery Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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

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The Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne Reviews

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  • Amazing and fun day out. My little girl is 5 and she had a lot of fun, also suitable for adults who enjoy history and exploring with science. Also had a really fun craft corner where kids could use a mass amount of recycled items to create something (£2 extra). Really good day out and the cafe was lovely and reasonably priced.

  • Excellent free local museum. Plenty of exhibits to see. Northumberland water have a water play room which my son loved. He did get soaked but he loved every minute of it. Somewhere worth going if you are at a loose end.

  • Good museum and it has a mixture of both history and Science. The good thing about this museum is that it is free to get in and it won't cost you a penny. It is good to learn about the history of Newcastle and the areas in Newcastle area. I would recommend that you try this museum for yourself

  • Great place and really good interactive experiences for children, my daughter loved the play and invent area (£1.50) where children can make arts and crafts. Only down side is the cafe. We went at 1pm, yes it was school holidays and very busy, but the only thing other than cakes you could pick up and go was the kids meals boxes. Everyone appeared to be waiting a long time for their orders and the place was a mess with uncleared tables and food under the tables. I'd definitely bring a packed lunch next time.

  • Great place to go. Free entry (£5 donation recommended). Lots to see spanning 3 floors and a cafe serving hot and cold food

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