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: Museums, Science Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

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.

  • 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.

  • GBP 4 for group visits of minimum 10; booking to be done 3 weeks prior, but payment to be made on day of visit.

  • 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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  • 70.96% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Excellent museum which is free to enter. Children love the amount of things they can touch and play with in the museum especially on the science floor. Nice that it changes often so even if you go a couple times a year, you will find something new. Would definitely recommend.

  • Fun place to bring the kids lots to see, and it's free so can't go wrong. Would 100% recommend a stop off if your in the area, 5 star service, the little ones loved it as well. Will definitely be back for multiple visits. Cannot complain at the them asking for donations.

  • We come here regularly. It's a good option when the weather is poor. There are a number of walk through museum galleries exploring the history of Newcastle and the river Tyne. On the top floor is a hands on gallery demonstrating various scientific principles like refraction. There is also a wet play area for young children.

  • We have been to the discovery museum several times and as a family we love it. My work has used the venue for conferences, which have always gone down well. The museum is free although it is great to help them out with donations. The facilities for children are excellent and it is a fun and interesting place to bring them.

  • Wonderful place for family or single explorers! The History of Newcastle from the Romans to nowadays and the science maze are the most interesting exhibitions for all ages. Very well organized and most importantly free!

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