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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
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We took our 6yo and 10yo and they spent a wonderful rainy morning exploring. The science maze was the best bit. There is space to eat your own packed lunch too.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Discovery museum has been a family favourite for a couple of years now. It is free and has something for everyone. My children enjoy visiting, especially the Tyne water play area and hands on Science area. A great way to spend a few hours rain or shine. Educational and interesting but presented in a way that is accessible to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited with 4 children aged 2,6,10 and 13. There's loads to do for all ages, especially in the science maze on the top floor. Had to drag the kids out of the hall of mirrors! All the exhibitions were really interesting and informative with lots of 'hands on' things for the kids to feel and play with. There are... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I enjoyed coming here and there seemed plenty to do. Although I would have likes more hands on for younger ones. It's a good museum and lots of great sections to look at and interact and see etc. I expected it to be absolutely fabulous after reading the other reviews and this was mainly why we went. It was good,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've visited here a few times with my children, it's great on a rainy day. We always enjoy a few hours wandering around and playing with the interactive displays. My only criticism is that things are often broken or don't work properly which is a great shame.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have visited the discovery museum several times and our daughters love it (7&4 youngest autistic) it is very family friendly with lots to do for children my children especially enjoy the water play room and science works as well as the dressing up sections in the main museum sections. A fun educational day for all :)

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

i took my daughter here last week she loved playing in the play on the tyne water table room they also have a mini maze which is a small soft play area i would advice taking a pack lunch and eating in the seating area by the boat or in the science maze as the cafe can be a bit... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of historical things to see. Such as World War 1, uniforms, history, rooms to view of times during the war. Voices to listen to. Electrical experiments to try and discover how they communicated before we had telephones. Café could be better.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Loads to do for the kids and adults and its free! Loads of attractions,good parking and access. Lots of historical features to see and do. Cafe is cracking,its all well worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I booked to have my 5tr old boys birthday party at the discovery museum. He absolutely loved it! We booked the play tyne room where we had unlimited acces for party guests only for 1hr.. Then we had the learning room for the rest of the time. After the party all guests had access to the rest of the museum... More

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