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“Hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum
Blandford Sq., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
44-191-232-6789
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Type: History Museums, Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for young children
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Fab museum for young kids! My two love the wet room with its ducks, boats and bridges. Bring a change of clothes as kids will get soaked. Story of newcastle history and the science lab also good too!

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English first
South Shields, England
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“For a free museum, this will astound you.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

With a strong historic and scientific theme, this museum has something for everyone. There is not a room you will not enjoy and there are so many things for children to do. You can enjoy "experiments", see clothing and regional heritage, there's a nice cafe serving passable food - you know, not cordon bleu but not poison not extortionate either. It has a nice shop with some interesting objects and books as you leave. All in all, it's a great time to be had and you could spend hours here.

Visited September 2012
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uk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“free and worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

well worth a trip if you've got kids that love dinosaurs theres huge models and skeletons, loads of stuffed animals , interactive stuff . Romans , egyptian mummys ...the list goes on , its small scale to london museums etc but still a good tripout . only downfall , cafes tiny and pricey but your in the centre of newcastle so you can always go out .

Visited January 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Fantastic Free Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I've been in here a couple of times upon various visits to the city, and each time it still fascinates me. It has everything from social to economic history as well as bits of science and geography. There really is something for everybody, irrespective of age or interests.
What particularly impresses me is that the museum is totally free to enter. A definite must for visitors to Newcastle who have a particular interest in history.

Visited March 2012
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tyneside uk
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“great place, fantastic for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

whatever your age there is something here for everyone. its in a great location, central to local transport, car parks and restaurants. food also availible here.

Visited August 2012
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