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The Discovery Museum

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Address: Blandford Sq., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
Phone Number: 44-191-232-6789
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family tree the help i received in the discovery museum was excellent.everyone who works there.goes out of there.way to help you one of the best in the city bill ions

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

family tree the help i received in the discovery museum was excellent.everyone who works there.goes out of there.way to help you one of the best in the city bill ions

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is am amazing museum, one of the very best we have visited. Modern in style, lots of space and great general interest. Suitable for all ages and interests. Really friendly staff will stop and give extra interesting facts and experiences as they are passing. Shame that the very large cafe falls over big style in quality and age of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you in town and need to meet or just visit this is the place to go. Take kids along the will not be disappointed here. It's so nice to see a modern museum from the outside you would not think this is a museum but when you come out you will be pleased you visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Discovery Museum is free to enter, there are rooms with local history items in, Science rooms where you can learn about sound and light, a collection of light bulbs. The 'Turbinia' the first turbine propeller driven boat that caused consternation at a regatta where it sped between other ships and nothing could catch it. A short walk from the Central... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Came here with my girlfriend, her parents and 18 month old nephew. Excellent for a free venue, the child had a great time, especially in the water play area. Really really good. Only 4 stars as not as good as the life museum close by. Very very quiet

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Discovery Museum is a great day out especially if you have young children. Located five mins from Central Station, Two mins from St James Park Home of NUFC. and about ten mins walk from the city centre. There is ample parking at a reasonable rate and entrance into the musuem is free. Inside there are alsorts of interesting activities... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Staff are not to helpful. Got stuck in the lift and non of the staff knew what to do was stuck there for about a hour and no one seemed to care really.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The museum is very well thought out and shows the history of Newcastle upon Tyne and the industries that it was famous for it also deals with the nature that can be found along the banks of the Tyne. The museum is very well maintained and the staff are extremely friendly the cafe is ok but not much choice especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went with my two grandchildren for a look around was impressed with the wide array of interesting things for them to see and try . Had a great time and the entry was free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We popped in for a look on a Saturday afternoon and were pleasently surprised. It is a well stocked museum with lots of local and national history items on show. There are also lots of kids activities to keep them busy and learn at the same time. Most of the staff are friendly and helpful with only one jobsworth that... More 

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