Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Tyne and Wear  /  Newcastle upon Tyne  /  Childrens Museums  /  The Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Categories: Science Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Spend a day experiencing the world of science and industry at The Discovery Museum. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, the museum tells the rich history of the area’s maritime industry and technological development. Observe the first ship to be powered by a steam turbine or Joseph Swan’s early lightbulbs. Kids love the interactive play areas for a hands-on approach to science. The museum is free of charge, although you must pay to park in the on-site lot. Use our Newcastle upon Tyne travel itinerary maker to add The Discovery Museum and other attractions to your Newcastle upon Tyne vacation plans.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • What a fantastic museum! Very interesting, plenty to see and do. It's great kids too, not a typical boring dusty museum..... the complete opposite - brilliant and well worth the visit. Do leave a dona...  read more »
  • Something for everyone from the Turbinia, the trip through time to the childrens centre. Even has a small theatre/function room on the 4th floor. 
  • This incredible musium tells the story of the industry and people of Newcastle they were the powerhouse of our country. Creating railways ships that made this country sadly it's gone replaced by coffe...  read more »
  • Good insight into the history of the North east. Considering its free, this is great value for money. Some of the interactive displays were out of order on visiting, but still a good little museum. Easily spend 2-3 hours there.
  • A good day out, and free entry (Worth making a donation though to keep it running). Only downside is a lot of the exhibits and features were broken or out of order on our visit (This was during school holidays so busy).
  • myself being a shipyard worker in the past it's a pleasure to see the history of these places and the part they played in moulding the great people of the northeast, which we ought never forget it's our history. see and enjoy this great musium
  • We had our wedding at the Discovery Museum on Saturday 26th Septmeber, all I can say is that it was amazing! Every single member of the Discovery team we dealt with were wonderful, particularly Joanne, Sue, Lisa and Baggy. Every person working there gave us and our guests a wonderful experience which we will treasure forever. A lot of our guests complimented the team. Our guests also enjoyed the venue itself and were amazed at how unique it was to hold a wedding in such an unusual place. They really enjoyed spending time in the Science Maze and Story of the time rooms which gave our wedding guests so much enjoyment during the reception drinks and canapes, which were also excellent along with the food as a whole! If we could give you any more stars we would, after all the stress of planning our weddings, you all made it happen without a single hitch or problem. You are all fantastic. Our biggest thanks and best wishes to all of you. Lots of love from Karnan and Kimberley Nirmalathasan
  • I cant thank the staff enough they pulled out all the stops for us at my Daughter Kim's wedding,Lisa your an amazing person warm and kind from first meeting until the very last thing at night. Joanne made sure she was with Kim all the way until the hand over to Lisa. All the staff smiled all day and couldn't do enough for us, were still getting guest telling us this was the best wedding they have been to and they didn't want it to end, and that the staff were amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the discovery museum to anyone. Bride and Groom both families and friends thought it was an amazing experience. Thank you again. Linda Lewis very happy mother of the bride. xx
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 2​h