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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having to keep the kids occupied throughout school holidays is always a chore in our household, but our oldest son loves this museum so much and its free which is always a bonus for families wanting something cheap or free to do. There is so much to see and do at the museum but it can be pretty boring for... More

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Northumberland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Have visited 3 times now, and each time have found something new and interesting. All exhibit rooms are great, with the Scientific Maze a highlight for both myself and my 2 year old. The Play Tyne is also really good for young ones. Since entry is free, I have no negative comments to make. Reading other comments that don't give... More

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

It's a place we've been meaning to visit for a while after recently visiting the Hancock museum on the other side of the city. We noticed a Brazil themed event advertised celebrating the world cup and England's opening game. "The kids" (I) wanted to go as part of the event was a panini sticker swap that "the kids" (I) were... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, exiled Welshman
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The shrine is the Turbinia, visited the museum over the years and it was so obvious, what was missing. The museum is complete.Exhibits are great, cafe is fab, gift shop is wonderful. Records department is excellent to. Staff are approachable, which isnt always the case in museums. I always have to touch the stem/bow of the Turbinia. I can just... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My first thoughts were that because it was free, it wouldn't be very good. However, it was very, very good. You can learn a lot about the history of the city and i thought it was quite interesting. It was like stepping back in time, which was an experience because i wanted to see what people wore, did and used... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent day spent with my siblings. The science maze in the most impressive feature. Also the time tunnel, as it made me very nostalgic! Basic but nice lunch was provided by the restaurant.

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