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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 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Love the discover museum, my son loves it too (2 ears old), he loves the 'normos boat' and the Play Tyne, as well as the science exhibition. The cafe caters well for little ones too. A change of clothes is essential though, as even with overalls, I don't think any child could spend time in Play Tyne without getting wet.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We loved it here,there was a man with all different types of animals.There is lots to do and see.Lifts for disabled people & toilets,gift shop ect.Not to far from the train station,can't mind if there is a cafe.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Friends and I come here often with our toddlers. Plenty of space and a fairly good lunch selection of sandwiches, hot meals and cakes.

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Middlesbrough
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38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Plenty to do and see, a lot of interactive exhibits which will egage children and help them learn through experience. We took our 5 year old Grandson and he loved it. Added bonus is it's free. Good cafe for us grown ups to collapse in for a few minutes and there appears to be plenty of parking close by. You... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a brilliant place: very well laid out, full of enthusiastic, helpful staff, good/thought-provoking exhibitions. And FREE. Though of course, you can donate. I particularly liked the World War I exhibition - it wasn't all soldiers & warfare. But focussed equally on the homefront & the women who kept factories & farms going. I really liked the exhibition which... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a place where you can experience hands on scientific experiments for instance completing an electrical circuit by using your hands. Suitable for all ages.

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Newcastle
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20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When the Lamps Went Out is the title of the WW1 exhibition which currently is running at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle until June 28. It is a very disappointing and limited exhibition which is not really worth a visit to the Discovery if you have been before. Compared with other Centenary exhibitions commemorating the First World war it seems... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I haven't been here for a few years, but when family were younger this was a popular (even regular) place to visit. Helpful staff, with lots of activities. Although it wasn't unusual to find some equipment not working....still with free entry... "mustn't grumble". A can't fail entertaining and educational place to visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This museum has everything you can want and more, past, present & future and all for free. It is for all ages and the cafe is fantastic and reasonably priced. A child friendly day out. Staff are friendly and helpful. Pleasing surroundings and educational into the bargain.

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Cumbria, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited again after a couple of years with a six year old and easily managed three hours looking round and keeping him entertained, he enjoyed looking round all the exhibits although not interested in the film shows which was understandable but liked the various interactive science exhibits and even the simple puzzles on the top floor. We would visit... More 

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