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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I've taken my wife and family. My elderly parents and parties of school children. Everyone of all ages thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Love the discovery museum. It's a regular place for us to take the family too ever since the kids were little (now 15, 18 and 20yrs old!). Lots of interactive, hands on things to do, great displays and very educational. Restaurant serves lovely food at reasonable prices, gift shop has a good selection. Due to the hands on nature sometimes... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wow what can I say what a fabulous place to visit with the whole family. Very hands on and lots to see learn and discover. The cafe was very reasonable too which make a very pleasant change. On top of all the wonderful things the museum is totally free too which cheered me up no end :)

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

this place was recommended by a shop assistant in chocolate hotel . What a good way to spend a few hours , though including a short lunch could've been over 3 hours , very informative and enjoyable time . Staff very friendly and helpful . A must to find out about the makings of a proud and beautiful city .

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I took my young cousin, (5 years old) to the Discovery Museum last month and we both had lots of fun! There are a lot of fun activities, great friendly staff and a dinky little café - you really could spend a full day here with kids ! Even the educational value is not to be sniffed at. I would... More

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newcastle upon tyne
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A nice museum with attractions from science to history to water play for kids... a must go and it also has a souvenir shop and walking distance to the city centre of newcastle.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have found that the best day to go here is on a Sunday when it is open 11 am - 4 pm (Saturday opening hours are the same; while Mon. - Fri. they are 10 am - 4 pm.)This is because it is much quieter, and you get plenty of time and access to all the fantastic exhibits; many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have been to this so many times it's unbelievable. It never gets boring. My son loves going and looking round. You can be there the whole day with only a welcomed donation asked for. Cafe is good and plenty facilities.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I hadn't visited this museum for over 20 years, remembering dusty cases and worthy but dull descriptions. What a revelation! As well as housing the Tyne and Wear archives, this completely revamped and re-thought museum covers many aspects of life on Tyneside, mainly seen through the eyes of individual personalities. This is particularly well done in the display of how... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you are interested in Tyneside's history this is not the place for you. If you are a disinterested parent who wants to let their children run around uncontrollably for a few hours then this IS the place for you. The "kidification" of our museums appears to have reached its zenith here. Terrible shame. Tyneside has such a proud history... More

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