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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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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Took 2 grandaughters 7yr + 5yrs they loved it plenty of areas to look at with lots of interactive items , they loved going through the rooms from Romans to present day asking lots questions about days gone by. Everything you need for a good enjoyable few hours

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I'm way too old to love the Discovery Museum as much as I do, but I don't care. My three year old godson is transfixed with the science and engineering displays and almost every inch of the museum is maximised with content. It is a great way to spend a few hours in Newcastle and such an important resource for... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

From Parson's Turbinia boat to Swan's electric light bulb with lots of local history on shipping and coal there is lots to see. See how Newcastle developed from Roman times to the present day. Cafe (food is good) and shop. We spent 5 hours looking around and could have stayed longer. Staff are very good and will explain all about... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to the Discovery museum over bank holiday weekend. We arrived to find out it was FREE entry, which was great. We had a wander around and a look through all the different floors and exibits, Loads of info and bits to keep you busy. The top floor of the museum is a Science Maze (Filled with all interactive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is my favourite place in Newcastle! I visit regularly with my 3 y/o daughter and remember visiting when I was a child myself. The exhibitions are brilliant, all very informative and interesting however, I do feel maybe they could do with introducing some new ones. The science area is fab for kids and pre teens, theres plenty to do... More

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Leeds
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A really interesting place to visit. Lots of local history and information, and although some bits weren't as interactive as they could have been (a few displays had parts missing or broken) there was lots to do and see. The football exhibition went down especially well with some members of our party and the kids loved the Science Maze -... More

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Newcastle, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Extra activities in the holidays, really like visiting here once in a while. Cafe nice upstairs too. Kids love the science maze upstairs.

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Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent a couple of hours here last week. Thoroughly enjoyed the History of Newcastle Exhibition. Learnt loads of new things although I lived in Newcastle for 4 years in the 1990s. Was a bit scarey for my nine year older daughter though, again depends on the child. Would have loved to stay longer. On the whole, I was very impressed... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really enjoyed all the things to see and do. There was lots of history to be read and seen. Also quite a few hands on activities for the kids.. We were there for at least 3 hrs and the kids were not bored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent a couple of hours here one morning over the summer and could easily have spent longer,. We headed straight to the "maze" on the second floor where the displays were engaging & entertaining - the shadow wall was most popular I think. We had a snack in the cafe which had a reasonable choice and was reasonably priced.... More

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