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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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Excellent for a family outing

Lots of interest for all ages and also a cafe for refreshments. Particularly liked the area for young children where they can play in the water tanks with boats etc. Costs £1 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of interest for all ages and also a cafe for refreshments. Particularly liked the area for young children where they can play in the water tanks with boats etc. Costs £1 and waterproof overalls are provided. The entrance is free although they ask for donations. Go early before the car park fills up and remember your ticket as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'm here right now and enjoying a great free family day out. Our first family visit to Newcastle and we are learning so much about the culture and people from the city. The exhibitions here are top notch and give a great perspective of the people of Tyne side and how they have lived through our the ages. Just had... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have been a real fan of the discovery museum since my son was little (sooo long ago) and I used to take him regularly for craft events and just to roam around the exhibitions. Also has a decent cafe and museum shop - its free and fab

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place has all the history you would possibly want to know about Newcastle Upon Tyne it even has a water play for the younger ages and best of all its free

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Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Simply put, this showed the history of Newcastle in an interesting and detailed way. Well worth a visit.

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A great place - educational, but fun education (even for us grown ups!). Make sure you bring a camera, the science room with all the gadgets is worth a look.

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newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

a great musem for all ages.... water play for toddlers maybe a little older ones... a science and historical museum to discover if you're a tourist

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Informative and deal for the kids, so can be noisy. Pleasant staff opened early to keep us out of the cold and rain, and the coffee bar opened early just for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I'd heard lots good things about this page but the website makes it look terrible, & suggests there's very little parking nearby so I hasn't thought it with the trip. We went, stayed all day and would happily go back again. There is so much to do it's really surprising. Plenty to keep adults and children of all ashes entertained,... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went here for my sons school project....we ended up visiting all the exhibits. Kids loved the have a go bits and everything science related. Definitely worth a visit.

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