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The Discovery Museum

Newcastle Discovery Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
+44 191 232 6789
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Excellent staff and great venue

Excellent museum venue to bring the children to. This was pretty busy over the Easter holidays, but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nathan G
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Great Way to spend a few hours

Visited with a 6 and 9 year old who really enjoyed it. Lots of good interactive science activities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracyanne B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
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“science maze” (59 reviews)
“all ages” (133 reviews)
“free entry” (83 reviews)
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Newcastle Discovery Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
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+44 191 232 6789
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent museum venue to bring the children to. This was pretty busy over the Easter holidays, but one great thing is it’s free, so doesn’t break the bank. Interesting displays and a cafe inside, which helps to keep all generations happy!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a 6 and 9 year old who really enjoyed it. Lots of good interactive science activities. Whole place was very clean and looked well maintained. Staff were very friendly and we were greeted by a lovely employee who was very knowledgable and great...More

Thank Tracyanne B
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave positive feedback about your recent visit. Really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Carolyn Ball, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from the Discovery Museum, a one hour each way trip, and are sorry to say it was very disappointing. Exhibits in the science maze were broken or not working correctly, the Hoppings event gave me new money for my £1 which...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m very sorry to hear your visit was disappointing and that you experienced broken interactive displays. Our displays are well used by the thousands of visitors we welcome through our doors each year. We do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being time restricted we still managed to spend almost 3 hours and it could have been much more. As expected in Newcastle there is a strong bias toward shipbuilding with a nod to other heavy engineering. There is also plenty for those interested in...More

Thank Ken W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took grandson to see the Turbinia and he loved the History of Newcastle exhibition. Shame we will miss the exhibition when thy get the railway engine there.

Thank 967Blossom967
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review. Pleased to hear your grandson loved it, but sorry to hear you'll miss Rocket this summer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my niece here recently and it's a great choice for kids, she had a great time playing and discovering in the science part but the history was a little heavy for her to understand at times. The history was great for adults though...More

Thank Cara J
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, but I’m sorry you experienced broken interactive displays. Our displays are well used by the thousands of visitors we welcome through our doors. Unfortunately this means a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a little late so we only got to see the top floor. We had our 11 year old with us, we went to the top floor as that’s where the science exhibitions were. She had a great time running around playing with all...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Carolyn Ball, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the other reviews I was expecting much better. There is very little to interest or entertain children. As they say, you get what you pay for...and this place is free.More

Thank Nicola J
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m sorry and surprised to hear you felt there wasn’t enough to entertain children. As well as the special Easter themed activities we had running throughout the recent school holidays, we have permanent galleries and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rainy day choice. Spent a good three hours here. Perhaps less to do for kids than Life but we'd already done that. For adults this is better given its history information and really well presented rooms. Cafe was busy busy at lunch but reasonable food....More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m pleased to hear you largely enjoyed your visit, but I’m sorry and surprised to hear you felt there was less to entertain children. As well as the special Easter themed activities we had running...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a ride out on metro as had no car and ended up here. From entering the building a kind man that worked there helped us in lift with large pram. Main entrance was having work done had to use a side door but was...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted to hear you and your son enjoyed your recent visit, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Carolyn Ball, Discovery Museum Manager

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