The Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Science Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Spend a day experiencing the world of science and industry at The Discovery Museum. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, the museum tells the rich history of the area’s maritime industry and technological development. Observe the first ship to be powered by a steam turbine or Joseph Swan’s early lightbulbs. Kids love the interactive play areas for a hands-on approach to science. The museum is free of charge, although you must pay to park in the on-site lot. By using our Newcastle upon Tyne road trip website, you can arrange your visit to The Discovery Museum and other attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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  • Really good time away and kids can have a lot of fun there the last time I went before covid they were making new additions to it and I've always went my self as I child as I've lived near by its...  more »
  • Visited with our 10 year old in October break. Great covid measures in place and well organised. One of the staff was great and took time to speak to my daughter about the boats as she is studying...  more »
  • A place well worth visiting, allow 3-4 hours. Free entry with the opportunity to make a donation if you have enjoyed your visit. We most certainly did. Staff very informative and friendly. Cafe very good with a good moderately priced selection of snacks and meals, very good selection for young visitors. Do visit the Great Hall if open. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that some of the interactive exhibits were worn out due to being enjoyed but previous visitors. Something for everyone to enjoy here!
  • Kids Lego treasure hunt here during the summer holidays made us explore the museum properly for the first time. Much more to this than just the small steamer in the main hall. Kids will enjoy the interactive science displays.
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