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“Give yourself plenty of time” 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
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Give yourself plenty of time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

we popped by here at the weekend as we were keen to find somewhere cheap (its free) & indoors while spending some time in Newcastle. We arrived at 3pm so had about 2 hours until it closed. We managed to get a pay & display parking space out the front of the building but the spaces are tight and unfortunatly we bumped another car (owner has been spoken to). If you aren't a confident driver i recommend parking at the multistorey across the road.
We made our way in and into the Story of Newcastle. it seemed very interesting although having an 18month old running around we didn't get much chance to read all the exhibits but we were able to spend a good long time walking about having a look at everything.
We then made our way upstairs to the space section which was great fun. There was a small play area for the kids and lots of interactive exhibits to try out. Although many of these were being hogged by some families and not giving other people a go. There is also a cafe on this level but we didn't venture to it.
We spent so much time at these 2 exhibits that we didn't have time to see anything else. Although i did notice that one of the exhibit spaces was closed for refurbishment so hopefully we'll return in the future to see what else it has to offer.

Visited February 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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“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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South Shields, England
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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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“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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“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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