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“Great free tour”

The Discovery Museum
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Worth a look if you can do it. Only 5mins from central station. No fee but recommended donation £5.

Lots of Newcastle history.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ray A
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Went for a visit to this SUPERB museum yesterday, and enjoyed it very much.
Staff were knowledgeable, exhibits well presentes and interesting, and lots of hands on thibgs to do.
A far cry from the boring, dusty old museums of our era. This is a great place to spend a few hours and learn about the area and seeing "Turbinia" the fastest experimental ship in the world of its era, that transformed ocean travel for ever with its 9 propellors was awesome.
Not to be missed.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FlyingEmmit
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Most of the historical exhibits in this museum may be much more interesting to the people of Newcastle than to visitors/tourists as they detail the specific city's passage through time and development. The science exhibits are fairly standard, with some interactive ones unfortunately not working. The war exhibits were intriguing as was the tank outside the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark Anthony S
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

This places gives a most comprehensive view of Tyneside and North East life through the ages, and for me is a place to re-visit repeatedly, taking a different floor each time. The top floor restaurant copes quite well during the busy periods (and is not too pricey). All exhibits are well presented - some are inter-active - but I found the odd corner, especially in the military gallery, too gloomy to allow easy reading of the items' descriptive labels where the print font, size and contrast could be improved considerably.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OldiePlymouth_UK
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

This museum is located right in the heart of Newcastle and is far too good an opportunity to pass up.

The place is full of educational but fun things for the kids and adults alike, a brilliant way to spend an hour or two if you're in the city with the little ones.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank danielwK5148IL
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