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Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside at Discovery Museum, from the area's renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the eras and military history. The museum is bursting with interactive displays, which makes it the perfect place to learn and have fun.

Visitors to the Discovery Museum can reap the benefits of free entry, as it's positioned within Newcastle it has great transport links for both public and private transport.

The displays are regularly updated and complemented by an array of free, fun learning activities and a changing programme of exhibitions.

One of the favourite exhibits - Turbinia - dominates the entrance to the Museum. Invented on Tyneside, it is the first ship to be powered by a steam turbine. The 35 metre vessel was once the fastest ship in the world and her history is brought to life in the Turbinia Story display. She sets the standard for a day out that is guaranteed to be filled with breath-taking discoveries.

Ways to Play- Funtastic free events across Tyneside at your favourite family destinations all summer! You can design a lighthouse, create a wooden kite ornament or make a pop up Newcastle book during the summer at Discovery Museum.

Discovery Museum is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) on behalf of Newcastle City Council. TWAM have an extensive archive exploring North East history and heritage and includes things you may not expect! Heavier! Faster! Louder! The Story of Tyneside Heavy Metal is a six-part audio documentary narrated by renowned hard rock DJ Alan Robson and is available for you to listen to thanks to Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. Discovery Museum have also launched a new online exhibition & Victorian underwear film: The Female Form Through Time.

An AccessAble guide is available for this location. Click here for a Detailed Access Guide that lets you know what access will be like when you visit.

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Closed on Bank Holidays

Telephone: 0191 232 6789

info@discoverymuseum.org.uk

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Events at Discovery Museum

Stories of Service

February 8th to February 26th

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Stories of service

From Petticoats to the Front Line

February 8th to February 1st

Exhibition
Petticoatts to the front line

The Female Form Through Time

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
The Female Form Through Time

Newcastle Story

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Newcastle Story

Making Waves: Unlocking our Sound...

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Making Waves: Unlocking our Sound Heritage

Science Maze

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Science Maze

Making Waves: A History of Music...

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Making Waves: A History of Music Technology in the Home

Story of the Tyne

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Story of the Tyne

Museum trails

February 8th to April 5th

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Museum trails

Tyneside Challenge

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Tyneside Challenge

Working Lives

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Working Lives

Enigma & the North East

February 8th to April 5th

Exhibition
Enigma & the North East

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