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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit , loads to see and do , and it's free to visit , spend hrs and hrs here and go away talking about it , history can be fun !

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28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A Museum is not normally on my "To do" when I visit somewhere but our Daughter took us here with our Grandchildren and it really was a great place really well laid out very informative plus it's free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Museums can be so expensive but here it's free and fun for the kids and interesting. Worth a visit not just because it's free but because of the exhibitions and the fun and learning that can be had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Took my 2 young kids they loved it felt safe going room to room with them not holding my Hand as easy to see them in front plenty of interactive activities only downside was the gift shop as was fleeced by the kids for typical tat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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

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

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

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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