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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 2013
Type: History Museums, Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We only had time to do one floor and even that needed more time so we will be back. The floor we did was on the impact of the Tyne in the area and was superb. Amazing models of ships, for instance

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Eastern England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very interesting old museum - too much to see in one session. History of the city presented in a fascinating way. Science maze is excellent - loads of hands-on activities (you don't realise they are teaching you e.g. Physics as they are such fun). Only minus point is it feels very hot on top floor. Free museum, which is excellent,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

All Tyneside history is here and its free! Well laid out museum, very open and fresh - great for kids of alll ages

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Here are all the amazing inventions and other things that made Newcastle great, many of which I recall seeing in the Science Museum (elsewhere) as a boy.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Recently took my young daughter here and she loved it, lots of things to do and see, unlike some places where its just pictures on a wall. Deffo one of the top places to go in the city.

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England
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182 reviews 182 reviews
99 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Entrance to this excellent museum is free, they just ask for a donation. It is fantastic - very interesting building inside and out. It was very busy during our visit with lots of craft activities going on for children. We started at the top and worked our way down. Our 10 year old loved the Science Maze and the wealth... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A museum not to be missed. Something to suit all ages. Great historical interest. Have a crèche if required. Have a café selling delicious cakes and coffee. Would visit again.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

To be honest, much is aimed at youngsters, with plenty of hands-on activities, but there are Tyneside related exhibits to interest all ages here. The star is "Turbinia", the first ship to be powered by steam turbines, which dominates the entrance hall. Entry is free, although donations are (rightfully) requested and there is a £1 per child entry charge to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

An excellent museum that caters for all ages. I regularly take my 10 year old grandson there and he enjoys it every time. It's so nice to be able to spend so much time in a place with so many interesting things to look at and do without it costing a fortune!

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Northumberland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

28 03 14 Discovery Museum. Plus points - A very worthwhile attraction - and free entry! You will need lots of time to appreciate it. Many display area's to explore. ‘Turbinia’ is the star! If possible, multiple visits will be preferable to one long day. Lots to see and do for adults & children. Café ain’t bad, either! Lifts to... More

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