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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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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

turbinia got to see this museum has everything for kids and grown ups a good day out to many exhibitions to mention

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We'll where do I begin. Maybe at the door ! I would rather stare at the plain wall back in my cell in Durham prison, than visit this place again. Drabby miserable boring dreary and damn right depressing. Don't waste your energy on this place. It really is PAP ! Even if it is ranging, play outside with the kids.... More

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Edinburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I would really reccomend this place. Our toddler daughter loved the interactive displays and really enjoyed playing with the water and the model of the bridges of Newcastle. She was really engaged. The facilities were excellent too!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Discovery Museum is one of Newcastle's little gems. Located a short walk from Central Station, it houses a number of attractions which will keep the kiddies entertained, as well as the adults. Holding city archives, you can look up the history of Newcastle, digging out old maps and deeds etc. Numerous displays within the museum take you on a... More

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Washington DC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum contains exhibits on the importance of the Newcastle area from Roman times to present. Quick: Who invented the light bulb? Visit this museum for the whole story. The museum has done a great job of blending kid-friendly and adult-interesting content. And the staff are delighted to add great depth to the already-good exhibits.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic place with lots of old eng equip, recording gear and the like. Top floor room is worth a visit too.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Give yourself plenty of time and let the kids explore. Loads to see and do and it's free (stick a donation in the box). Cafe a bit hectic but take a packed lunch and avoid the hassle. Well worth a visit.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit with so much to see and do and it will suit all ages. The fact that there is no entrance charge is an added bonus! The various exhibitions are very interactive so no-one gets bored! There are plenty of toilets and a cafe, so it is easy to spend the whole day here... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I live locally and often bring my kids here. For toddlers the greatest attraction is Play Tyne which is an area they can play with boats and stuff in a small replica River Tyne. Note bring change of clothes though as the aprons provided will keep some of the water off but not all. There are some other great attractions... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Educational day for the family and all is free. Science/soft play at top of building for young people to explore.

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