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Explore the rich history of Newcastle’s contribution to the world of science. Learn the local history of the people of Newcastle and learn about the world of discovery in Newcastle.

The museum collection is housed within the old co-op building, Blandford House, and contains the largest museum collection within the North East of England. This earned earning it an award in 2006 for the North East’s Best Family Experience. The museum re-launched in 2003 as the Discovery Museum and has since become one of the most visited attractions in the North East.

There is plenty to see and do at the Discovery Museum and much of the displays are interactive, hands-on exhibits. The museum is designed to appeal to both children and adults and provide an all-around fun experience in which you can also learn a thing or two.

The museums most popular exhibition is the Turbinia, a ship built in 1894 and the first to be powered by a steam turbine. The ship was hauled all the way from Exhibition Park in 1994 to its current location.

Set in Newcastle upon Tyne’s bustling city centre, the museum is surrounded all of the amenities that any visitor could desire. A stone’s throw from the River Tyne, as well as numerous other attractions in the area, visitors would have plenty to see and do on a trip to Newcastle.


Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
Tel: (0191) 232 6789
Times: Monday – Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00