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Discovery Museum

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Explore the history of Newcastle and Tyneside at Discovery Museum!

Take a journey through the city from the Roman times to the early millennium through a range of exhibitions based on the area’s maritime, scientific and technological value to Britain and the rest of the world.

Budding scientists can go exploring in the interactive Science Maze while under sevens can splash around in the Play Tyne water play area. The museum is also home to the Turbinia; once the fastest steam powered ship, it is an iconic part of Tyneside’s history.

There is lots to uncover at Discovery Museum!

  • Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions
  • Refreshments available
  • Seasonal events

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Free admission
Donations welcome

Travel & Contact Information


Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4JA, England

Phone number

0191 232 6789



Click here to visit Discovery Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

There is limited parking on Blandford Square and the closest multi-storey is Grainger Town car park on Waterloo Street. Parking charges may apply. 

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Discovery Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Discovery Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No dogs allowed.


Great for Learning! 5 out of 5 stars

It was a great day out at the museum! We started on the ground floor. It was a detail of ancient times in Newcastle. It was very interesting! On the same floor was the Fun Fair which operated by coins. All the activities were very authentic and fun! The second floor was more history of Newcastle. The third floor was our favourite! It was the Science Maze and had many hands on things. It was great fun for everyone. It can take 2-3 hours to go through. We loved it!

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