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The Discovery Museum

Address: Blandford Sq., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
Phone Number: 44-191-232-6789
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a place l visit regularly with my 6 & 8yr old godsons .Been comming here since they could walk. Lots to see and do. The Joicy museum inside is the history of Tyneside. School projects --always something here to help. Its great for al ages. Recently they have two new exhibits on the immigration and migration of folk... More 

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Newark, UK
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I was advised to visit this museum by the hotel staff because it is good and free. The museum and archives share this large ex Co-operative HQ building. There are many well laid out sections - social history; maritime; history of Tyneside; environmental displays and an excellent hands on science section. Very friendly staff

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a museum that will enthrall all ages, it's a great way to show the children the great history of ship building on the Tyne, there is so much to do and see for all ages, this is a museum that no matter how many times you visit you will find something new, and it's free, a great day... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

very good day or half day out for kids and adults, not just old objects , I loved the science part and the price is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We only had an hour to visit the discovery museum, but so glad we went! There were lots of different sections and all very well planned and laid out...one can easily spend 2-3 hours there. I would recommend visiting the museum if you have some spare time in your trip.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Everybody should take advantage of this place whilst in Newcastle. A free attraction which is very rare. An interesting educational museum. You can keep going back as they change the displays the only part that remians constant is (the best bit) the science maze upstairs. This is worth visiting to fill time or as an alternative whilst in Newcastle. You... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Discovery Museum is well named. I remember visitng the Turbinia as a schoolkid, and the John George Joicey Museum too. So I could be forgiven for thinking 'this is all the old stuff put in one place' - but it's not! Everytime I go I 'discover' something new. Last time it was how to rig boat for work on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This museum (free entry) is a 'Box of Delights' we went for the second time and were amazed and find two more areas (The Tyne and Newcastle through the Ages) that we hand explored before. Though we were two adults it is obvious the children would really enjoy the hands on aspects. I highly recommend this attraction and will go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Being to the discovery museum a few times it's great place to learn everything about being a Geordie is all about love it could spend a good part of a day in here it's ideal for younger children and parents a like who want to educate the kids and themselves of the history of Newcastle and best of all it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is more than boats though! Lots of stuff from the Romans to modern day and easily understood. A good way to spend an hour

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