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Kids day out

The discovery museum is lovely, has some really interesting information on the north east. It is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kayliegh L
weekday visit

so much to see in the museum. originally located in the exhibition park in newcastle the museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
keithlindsey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The discovery museum is lovely, has some really interesting information on the north east. It is a very child friendly place and a great day out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kayliegh L
Reviewed 5 days ago

so much to see in the museum. originally located in the exhibition park in newcastle the museum moved to the co-operative society old banking premises in Blandford street some years ago. the Turbinia steam turbine driven boat was moved and re built on the ground...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keithlindsey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little museum to take the kids. Loads to see and do for the little ones. Great way to spend a few hours for free

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nick m
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place and entry is free, so everyone should put a donation into the box. The museum charts the history of Newcastle in deep detail and there are some really atmospheric photographs. I would have given the place 5 stars, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leo s
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the Great Exhibition of The North Discovery loaned Stephensons Rocket from the Scence Museum in London

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roy Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful old building in the city, now a great museum. Full of history and wonderful galleries. The science maze is one of our favourite spaces as there is plenty of hands on stuff for the kids to try. Other galleries have interactive areas and it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobScott1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The discovery museum is a great day out for young and old. We went when Stephensons Rocket was there and it was great to see something that was so old. Lots of rooms to visit and it’s especially good on a rainy day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lindavel61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall rather disappointing, the Turbinia is interesting but far more could be made of it. The other sections are very static - more interaction needed. Some of the lighting in the world of work was out so the exhibits, such as they were, were in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank penny025
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As adults we thoroughly enjoyed this though there is loads of stuff aimed at kids. If you would like to learn something about the history of Newcastle from the Romans to the present day visit here and learn and enjoy. Plenty of info about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeteandE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple times in the past.What's not to like it's free entertainment and local history for the youngsters.Children under 10 will particularly like the Discovery museum and younger children especially loved playing with the water.Adults will enjoy the welcome sitting area and watching...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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