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Discovery Museum

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

  • A young boy plays with an interactive exhibition at Discovery Museum
  • Young boys having lots of fun playing with a water exhibition at Discovery Museum
  • A model of the iconic Turbina, the first turbine-powered steam ship, at the Discovery Museum

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Free entry


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Discovery Museum's website
0191 232 6789

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


Free admission

Donations welcomed.

More Information

Eating information

Cafe Discovery in the heart of the North East's most popular free museum is the ideal spot to recover after a morning of interactive fun. It is focused on catering for the needs of hungry children who want to recharge their batteries before continuing their exploration of science, technology and life on Tyneside. A selection of yummy lunch boxes are jam packed with the sandwiches, fruits, crisps and drinks that little people will love. A section of delicious treats are also on offer for parents, with everything from jacket potatoes stuffed full of curry to freshly prepared salads. The wide range of cakes and chocolate treats will have children and grown-ups returning for more.


Disabled toilets with shower facilities. Baby change.

Gift shop

The Discovery Museum Shop has a wide range of pocket money gifts for children such as pens, games and postcards. It also offers adults a selection of books to find out more about the inventions on display. A section of memorabilia is also available.


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Newcastle upon Tyne

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