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Return of Stephenson's Rocket at Discovery Museum


Stephenson's iconic locomotive - Rocket - is home in Newcastle for the summer as part of Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

One of the UK's most famous accomplishments in engineering 'Stephenson's Rocket' is on loan from Science Museum, London and is on display at Discovery Museum during Great Exhibition of the North. Find out how this historic engine’s ground-breaking design heralded the birth of passenger railways and celebrate the region’s world-famous industrial heritage.

Image credit: Stephenson's Rocket Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rocket Reimagined

Don;t just admire Rocket from afar - climb aboard using this brand new Virtual Reality experience created by Hedgehog Lab especially for Great Exhibition of the North. Using a mix of virtual and augmented reality, be fully immersed in the wonder of travelling on the original Rocket as it journey's through time.

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On display during Great Exhibition of the North (22 June 2018 - 9 Sept 2018)

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