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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.

Visitors to the Discovery Museum can reap the benefits of free entry, as it's positioned within Newcastle it has great transport links for both public and private transport.

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 breath-taking discoveries.

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

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Guide Prices

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Free AdmissionFree

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


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre - 1
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Maps for all, Braille Maps, Touch Maps, Free audio guide.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - 40p per hour


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Small cafeteria open Mon-Sat 1000-1600, Sun 1400-1700. Maximum party size at any time - 25.

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 4 hours
  • Groups Accepted - Please ring in advance
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 200
  • Min group size - 15
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities - 1
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun - 1
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Discovery Museum the nearest major road is the A1.

Public Transport Directions

From Newcastle Central Station it is 5 minutes walk to Discovery Museum.


  • 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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Access for all Tourism Award - Silver North East England Tourism Awards - Access for all Tourism Award - Silver 2014


  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Opening Times

Discovery Museum (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)


Thursday, 1st January 2015 - Thursday, 31st December 2015

Permanent Displays at Discovery Museum
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