The Discovery Museum
  • Blandford Square
    Newcastle city
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 4JA
The Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Discovery Museum

Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne


Welcome to the Discovery Museum in Newcastle - the North East's most popular FREE museum, located just a few minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.


Perfect for a family day out and perfect for school visits, The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is full of interactive and hands on displays, with lots of emphasis on FUN!

Come and discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside at The Discovery Museum, from it's early maritime history right through to fashion through the ages.


With frequently changing exhibits, The Discovery Museum has something for everyone.


Some of the exhibitions you can see at The Discovery Museum include:

Science Maze - full of interactive activities for children

Play Tyne - A hands on room for the under 7's with plenty of water!

Turbinia - The first ship powered by steam turbine, and in it's day the fastest ship in the world

A collection of scientific and technological material, the best outside London.

The history of Newcastle from Roman times to the present.

The history of the River Tyne and it's ship building past.

Live Wires - a computer centre equipped with free Internet access for all visitors.

and so much more....................


If you are looking for museums in the Newcastle area, then why not visit The Discovery Museum.  With something for all ages, and perfect for school visits, don't wait for a rainy day to visit.  We are FREE and only 5 minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.


The Discovery Museum has cafe facilities and easy access for all.


Discover Museum Opening Hours:

10am - 5pm  Monday to Saturday

2pm - 5pm Sunday

Closed 25 & 26 Dec and 1 Jan


Telephone Newcastle 0191  232 6789 or visit for further information on all our latest exhibitions and full details of other museums in the North East.


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