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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, Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

a really good well maintained museum . the good thing is that its free. has lot of things that you get to touch and have a feel off . A place where i feel can be enjoyed more by families with kids. dress up options, video parlour altogether a good place to spend your time.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I especially loved the exhibition of some timeline where you will go through history probably from 1900s to 1980s. It was quite interesting.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's FREE , Although this is a museum don't let that put you off this place is great ITS Free, you can touch things play with things dress up take pictures go back in time so so much to see & do I can't put it all in this reveiw it's over 4 floors & it's FREE ,there's lifts and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Good fun place to go also free to get in! Would highly recommend, especially for kids but also enjoyable for adults.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Great place lots going on, and its all free. I take my children here some saturdays aftrenoons and they love it... alot bigger then it looks and so much for all ages. Paid £2.50 for parking and had a good few hours out... and the gift shop is tucked away so your not forced to walk through it.

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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Exhibits - Biased to this place as I love marine history and boats. Their exhibits vary every few months, but you can be sure the local history and artefacts remain. Facilities - Excellent cafe on the top floor. Working safe lifts. Toilets on each floor and easily accessible. Staff - Passionate about the exhibits and very knowledgeable, especially the volunteers... More

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South shields
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A good way to introduce your kids to local history. Lots of very good displays and all in a very imposing building. I'd never been which I'm a bit ashamed to admit but now I have, I'd go again. Free entry for our museums is a massive plus for trying to educate your kids.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

the best museum I have ever visited. Focusing on life in tyneside it's interactive, interesting and nostalgic as well as being very informative . History brought to life. Something for everyone....and it's free although donation requested toward upkeep. In addition customer service is great. Greeted with a smile and warm welcome - makes such a difference. Would I visit again... More

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York, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A fascinating 3 hour "discovery" close to the railway station. We needed more time, there is so much to keep one occupied. The story of Tyneside is very well depicted, together with much of general interest. There are numerous hands on things to play,er do ,which provide an excellent teaching aid. The cafe's not bad either.a second visit is in... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a great museum which is mainly focused on the history of the North East. There a a number of galleries, each with a different focus, such as shipbuilding and working lives.

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