Discovery Museum (Newcastle upon Tyne) Reviews
Newest Review: ... was asleep as I thought he might be scared otherwise. He did wake up halfway through, when my husband tried out an interactive thing where you pretend to brand yourself with a branding iron, and then you hear a hiss and bloodcurdling scream. He was a little disorientated but got out of his buggy and walked through the rest of the exhibition with us. After that, we went to the room that I thought he would enjoy - the water play area. I can't remember what the room was called, but it was easy to locate. Inside it is quite large, with small children height connected trays of water. Much of it is set up as if it was a river, and there are l... more
Customer Discovery Museum (Newcastle upon Tyne) Reviews (6)
by - written on 29/11/09 (Very useful, 62 readings)
I have visited this museum twice during the 5 years that I have lived near Newcastle. The first time I took my then 4 year old niece, who had a great day there. The second time was earlier this year, with my husband and our nephew, who at the time was a couple of weeks shy of his 2nd birthday. It was in the middle of the school holidays, and we had been asked to babysit. I thought the Discovery might have been too 'old' for him, but after researching a few places I learned that it had a new water play area especially for little ones, and so decided to give it a go. We got to the museum by travelling on the Metro. The nearest station is Central Station, and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/07/09 (Useful, 36 readings)
An excellent museum. As the discovery museum is free there isn't really any excuse for anyone in Newcastle, either living there or just visiting, not to have a visit. A wide range of exhibits(from local history to nature) and an excellent games floor make it well worth the trip. The only problem last time I visited was that many of the activites and the interactive parts seemed to be broken, and if I had had to pay to go I would have been very disappointed with this. However, if they could keep all the activities working at all times then it would definitely be worth paying and for free it is a must! It is situated just a short walk ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/05/09 (Useful, 21 readings)
The discovery museum which has mostly all permanent exhibitions about British history from the Victorians onwards. Much of their exhibitions concern the time from the world wars onwards however. Admission here is free but I would be surprised if many people were not more than happy to pay to go in because it is a great museum and there is lots to enjoy inside. As you walk in, there is a shop with various things in. Some of these are typically museum shop like things (such as rubbers with the discovery museum printed on) however they also sell original things such as a contraption which fires a rocket made out of a bike coke bottle up into the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/11/08 (Very useful, 226 readings)
The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is a must!! I recently returned home to Newcastle for a few days with my family, whom have only ever been to Newcastle twice before our recent visit. The kids have become great fans of Newcastle and everything connected to it, but didn't register a great deal of enthusiasm when I suggested we could visit the museum - typical kids though! However, on arrival, they soon began to change their minds about the idea and gradually became engrossed in exploring every nook and cranny of the place. Funded entirely by grants, admission is free for everyone. The building itself is light and airy, and caters for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/10/07 (Very useful, 256 readings)
I love to discover places that are free to visit and the Discovery museum in Newcastle is one of the best I have found. How to get there. ************** The discovery museum is situated in Blandford Square a 5-minute walk from Newcastle central station. There are also buses from many areas that stop outside the station. From the station the museum is well sign posted. If you want to drive then the museum is just off the A 6082. From Redheugh bridge head towards St James Boulevard. Parking is limited outside the museum and costs 40p per hour. Alternatively there is parking at the Times Square car park a 5-minute walk ... Read the complete review
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