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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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This is a must see place, not only to get to know the story about Newcastle, but to get to know the story about the UK as well. A real time travel experience, as you move into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must see place, not only to get to know the story about Newcastle, but to get to know the story about the UK as well. A real time travel experience, as you move into the exhibition, you get to see how everything changed through the years! I loved it! And it's free. I liked it so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic for a family day out. Perfect to fill in a few hours and for a rainy day. Take spare clothes as there is a water part which the kids love.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really great museum! Being from Scotland but with a Geordie Grandfather, it was wonderful to get an insight into where he came from and his upbringing. There was lots about the slums he grew up in and also about the shipbuilding industry he was an apprentice in. Lots of different ages and eras covered with lots of... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum with lots of interest for children. When we visited there was a mix of science activities, riverside information and a history of the city. I particularly liked the history part - my son loved the scientific side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I love visiting children's museums because I think they're just as fun for adults. This one, however, is very much geared towards younger children. There is still plenty of fun to be had even as an adult, but I definitely wish I'd brought my friend's kids along when I went.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the discovery museum with my own children about 15 years ago, and have taken infant age classes of children to visit in the past - on those occasions I have loved it. However, today was immensely disappointIng. It seems the place has had no investment in 10 years or more. The hands-on science section was tatty with most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Ive been here as a visitor and as a delegate at a course held there and Im impressed by this venue every time. It is fabulous for kids and families with so many interesting local history exhibitions and crafts and things for kids for do. there is a cafe. there is everything you need for a fun day or half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It's the Summer holidays and we 're all desperate for interesting cheap things to do with the kids . This is a great museum , the kids loved it . So much great local history with lots of hands on stuff too . The staff were friendly and informative . Highly recommended. Thank you

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

Had a day out exploring the cities museums and must say this was the best ( even better it was free ) Lots of exhibits to make the adults feel old and the kids enjoyed hearing our stories of life growing up in the 80's! Spent a good 2 hours walking around kids had loads of opportunities to get involved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The discovery museum is a great, free day out with young children! However, many exhibits were missing, suitcases empty; dressing up with no costumes and broken tablets! NO new exhibits and many that are there have been there since first opening! If this museum is going to survive and keep interest then it needs new exhibits and has to repair... More 

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Address: Blandford Sq., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
Phone Number: 44-191-232-6789
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

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