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Discovery Museum

Museum

Blandford House
Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4JA

Tel: +44 0191 232 6789

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Discovery Museum

Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, from the area's renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the eras and military history. The museum is bursting with interactive displays, which makes it the perfect place to learn and have fun.

The displays are regularly updated and complemented by an array of free, fun learning activities and a changing programme of exhibitions.

One of the favourite exhibits - Turbinia - dominates the entrance to the Museum. Invented on Tyneside, it is the first ship to be powered by a steam turbine. The 35 metre vessel was once the fastest ship in the world and her history is brought to life in the Turbinia Story display. She sets the standard for a day out that is guaranteed to be filled with breathtaking discoveries.

Discovery Museum is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle City Council.

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Bronze Green Tourism Business Scheme - Bronze 2012
  • Visit England Code of Practice 2012
  • Regional and MiscellaneousUse our Loos Use our Loos 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Access for all Tourism Award - Highly Commended North East England Tourism Awards - Access for all Tourism Award - Highly Commended 2013

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Opening Times

Discovery Museum (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00
Tuesday10:0016:00
Wednesday10:0016:00
Thursday10:0016:00
Friday10:0016:00
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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