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The Discovery Museum

Blandford Sq., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
44-191-232-6789
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Selby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend an afternoon in Newcastle. Entry is free and there is something to interest people of all ages. We visited with our 3 year ld daughter who had a great time playing with the boats on a large model of the Tyne (a very reasonable £1 fee) and then exploring the science maze. Inbetween chasing around... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My son was invited to a two year olds birthday party and he LOVED IT . Great fun playing with water on a model of the river Tyne with boats and ducks ect . All though we didn't have time to check out the whole museum we will be going back as it was so much fun and so much... More

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Aberden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great museum to pass a few hours, get all the info you need about the life and times of Newcastle and lots more. there is a cafe also.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

a really excellent FREE day out for the family. yes that is correct a free day out and you can spend hours inside ,with lots of things to do .I would definitely recommend anybody to go here it is also an educational day out.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Lots to see for all the family in this interesting 3-storey museum relating to the Newcastle area, history and development. Plenty of interactive exhibits which are just as good for the adults as for the children. You can follow the fortunes of characters who moved into the area at various points and for different reasons, with exhibits of census registry... More

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Newcastle upon tyne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Loved it and its free, no idea why people complain when its free. Tons of information and things to do. Will be going back as we ran out of time.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

this is a fabulous museum..theres so much to see and do.it doesnt matter how old you are youll enjoy your visit.my boys love the water play set up to look like the river tyne & the science maze.definately worth a visit.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We only had time to do one floor and even that needed more time so we will be back. The floor we did was on the impact of the Tyne in the area and was superb. Amazing models of ships, for instance

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Eastern England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very interesting old museum - too much to see in one session. History of the city presented in a fascinating way. Science maze is excellent - loads of hands-on activities (you don't realise they are teaching you e.g. Physics as they are such fun). Only minus point is it feels very hot on top floor. Free museum, which is excellent,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

All Tyneside history is here and its free! Well laid out museum, very open and fresh - great for kids of alll ages

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