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The Discovery Museum

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Address: Newcastle Discovery Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
Phone Number: 44-191-232-6789
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Interesting place

Went to this museum, not sure what to expect. It has a large collection, of exhibits, outside a tank guards it. Inside this is a varied selection of artifacts relating to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to this museum, not sure what to expect. It has a large collection, of exhibits, outside a tank guards it. Inside this is a varied selection of artifacts relating to the areas past, and science based as well. There were some school groups there visiting, and I could see why. Plenty to keep kids occupied on a rainy day.... More 

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NEWPORT, UK
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

many of these centres are now standard and they are ok for kids who don't get out much but this one manages to excite from the moment one walks in, with the huge boat on the ground floor... there is an excellent section on the history of the region and I learned a lot. The coffee shop serves a decent... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free .. which is always a good start! and wow they have a great collection of interesting things to see, leave the kids at home and go on your own you won't be disappointed, well done Tyne &Wear Museums long may you thrive.

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Thank sam1919152
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just heading to the archive there for some materials when I thought why not have a look around the museum as well and it was a great experience. Basically the museum captures most of the interesting and important aspects of Newcastle's history and the display is well organised, easily accessible and interesting to both adults and children.

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Thank Pengpeng W
South Shields, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an hour to kill in Newcastle so popped to the discovery museum for a visit. Great venue and only seen half in my hour. Great informative displays.

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Thank sanddancer106
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum to take the kids. A bit of fun and games. Good for a rainy day. Puzzles and electrics in the top floor.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in one wet Sunday and spent about an hour and a half. There's quite a lot to see but not much stood out for me. That said I did like Turbinia in the main hall.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was recommended to us by our hotel. We were a family of 4. 2 children aged 7 and 9 and my cousin who is at uni in Newcastle. We had a nice couple of hours at the museum with lots of fun activities to explore. I do think it is worth a visit but you only need a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While searching for attractions stumbled across this place not holding out much hope for a free museum we took our chances and were throughly entertained by the interactive exhibits that were perfectly pitched for adults and children alike. Spent 2 hours here would happily of spent to enter as well.

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Thank lozb87
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best good setup but not all clean. Plus some facts not true i mean. I would reccomend but only if you want to know about history with a very big twist

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