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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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On an overnight stay for football in Newcastle we took in the Discovery museum. Not knowing what to expect we were pleasantly surprised by it's scope. Each section has a cohesive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On an overnight stay for football in Newcastle we took in the Discovery museum. Not knowing what to expect we were pleasantly surprised by it's scope. Each section has a cohesive narrative as it guides you round and is entertainingly informative. Lots of interactive bits for the younger ones and uses technology well in enhancing displays. The place is colourful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Free museum, would probably be most interesting to local people, as an outsider, (southerner) I found the museum a little disjointed, and sparse on information, exhibits were in the main identified, but not explained. They have a system of sound projection, visitors being instructed to stand beneath domes to hear about exhibits, I tried, but could hear all the nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to know about Newcastle, Tyneside and the North East this is a wonderful place to go at any time, with or without children; alone or with friends. There is something for everyone, whether general interest or specific historical searches (in the archives). You need more than a day fully to take in everything, while exhibitions change from... More 

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Durham, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Discovery Museum is a place I've taken my 4 year old grand-daughter to on several visits, all of the previous trips were most enjoyable. Not so on this occasion, I'm afraid. We went on Sunday, 23rd August, towards the end of the summer holidays, it certainly looks like the holidays have taken their toll. Several of the interactive exhibits... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited here with my daughter (12) and I know it was free and there were some things that were kind of interesting ,but..if you don't have an interest in boats ,machinery and the history of Newcastle,then it's not for you..it's well laid out but a few of the interactive things were broken so lost the will to live..was very clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lots of interest for kids, and for adults too. The Science Maze is mostly hands-on stuff. There's a water play area for under-7's which costs £1 per child, and the kids love it, but be prepared to let them get wet. Good shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

kids love this place we went last year too, some things have changed, it appeals to kids of all ages, take a picknic as the cafe is very expensive, remember to leave a donation, it is well worth it

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I am not a Geordie, though I am married to one. I've only lived on Tyneside a couple of times (1978 and this year since May). I was born in England and grew up here until I was ten and left for Australia. But you don't have to be from Tyneside to appreciate this place. I found the gallery devoted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

if you have small children, this is a nice place to go when visiting Newcastle. You can see, touch, and experience quite a lot of things in this small museum.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent..so much to do and see...a window into Tyneside ,past present and future! Since our last visit,a few months ago...there are so many,more hands on attractions.Suits all ages as a play area /wet area for the youngest and great cafe for the oldest!! Add the archive sections,displays and features and you have a great day out..oh BTW. it's free!!

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