- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
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
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- 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
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
No dogs allowed.
There is limited parking on Blandford Square and the closest multi-storey is Grainger Town car park on Waterloo Street. Parking charges may apply.
Great for Learning!
Written by JoyfullyAmy . 07.09.17
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!