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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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well worth a visit, would b really good for children to come and learn, science exhibition is great too. The science and history part were really interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit, would b really good for children to come and learn, science exhibition is great too. The science and history part were really interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

In order to give the wife a break I took my two daughters (aged 2 and 5 months) to visit last week. Whilst I found the museum very interesting and well laid out I had misjudged it and my oldest only found it interesting because she is very bright. There is no doubt that we will return, however we will... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I visited the museum while on a short trip to Newcastle and Durham, and found it was worth the trip. It's set on three floors and is basically a science and technology museum, but it has some interesting displays of life in the north east, and a fine display of model ships. Many of the displays are interactive, but some... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

LOCATED in NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE UK Housed in what looks like an old woolen mill I believe that the title of the museum actually loses customers -It should be Newcastle Discovery Museum. This instantly identifies its location. The museum is very well laid out with an upper floor. The exibits are interesting, but every item has too much space around... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited the Tyne and Wear Archives which are located inside the Discovery Museum today. The staff and contents are great BUT the noise in the search room from children running around like hob-nailed elephants in the galleries upstairs..... weird choice of location for an archive where people are trying to read and study. The cafe has a great choice but... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Fab day out with the kids. Interesting and informative. Have been a number of times for museum - last visit was for the Coronation Ball of Elsa in the Great Hall. Well organised. Lovely place.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great day out and its free, what's not to like - has lots to keep little people fully entertained for the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Easy to find and quite central. Very interesting looking at displays and history of the Tyne. Wasnt busy either which is a plus point. Shop not too expensive with some nice trinkets available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spent today at the Discovery Museum with my 10 year old daughter. We travelled down from Edinburgh to spend a few days in the North East. We were recommended the Museum by friends and I'm pleased to say it didn't disappoint. Very informative but with a fun element thrown in and my daughter particularly enjoyed the science maze on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited this museum a Easter with a seven year old. The museum was very quiet so we could see everything easily. The staff were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed learning about the history of Tyneside and watching the different Tyne Tees news stories. There was also a good science section with hands on activities. Whilst these were good... More 

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