Discovery Museum

Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 4JA

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Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, 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.

Our displays are regularly updated and complemented by an array of free, fun learning activities.

One of our 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 breathtaking discoveries.

Find out more about Discovery's permanent displays here and the temporary exhibition programme here.

You can also read more about some of the North East's most famous inventors who are featured in Discovery Museum's displays, including Charles Parsons and William Armstrong, at the Newcastle Science City website here.

Discovery Museum is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle City Council.

Opening Times

Please contact Discovery Museum for the latest opening times.


Entry is free!

Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am-4pm

Admission to the Museum is free

Play Tyne (waterplay for 7yrs and under): £1 per child

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