We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Discovery Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Newcastle Discovery Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 232 6789
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,118 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 655
    Excellent
  • 341
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Lots to see and do

Loved the walked through history of newcastle through the years. Science maze was great with lots of interactive things. Great for people of all ages.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
bellabubble
,
London, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Add Photo Write a Review

1,118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,086: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the walked through history of newcastle through the years. Science maze was great with lots of interactive things. Great for people of all ages.

Helpful?
Thank bellabubble
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
119 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This free entry museum tells the history of Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Exhibits cover the people and things they used in daily life and in the home. There is an exhibit which covers the history of Shipbuilding and the workers on the Tyne. Other exhibits cover the war years, Tyne Tees TV and sport. The museum has a cafe... More 

Helpful?
Thank DaveHen
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to visit the museum to pass a very cold February afternoon and what a great afternoon it turned out to be. It's was a few years since my last visit and I was very impressed . The new displays showing the history of Tyneside were really good, I chatted to a visitor from Birmingham who was spending his second... More 

Helpful?
Thank george4370
Jarrow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely museum,we allways find this place interesting.Every time we visit this place we find something different.free as well.

Helpful?
Thank michael9991158798
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on the Sunday, 11 to 4 opening, we were there for 4 and a half hours, plenty to see, plenty to learn and if you've got children plenty of participation for them.

Helpful?
Thank BOB R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The go to destination on a rainy day in Newcastle, multiple floors of fun for kids and adults of all ages.

Helpful?
Thank Blotters
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
344 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This weekend I visited this fabulous museum. Simply superb! Exhibits Newcastle Upon Tyne and surrounding areas historical creations, inventions, naval marvels everything absolutely wonderful. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Prem K
north east
Level Contributor
40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Horrid wet Sunday and two grandchildren staying. This is a brilliant Museum with so much hands on to keep everyone interested. We participated in the Lego Big Build which was extremely well organised and even the grandparents had fun. thank you for all your hard work.

Helpful?
Thank timetoponder
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic museum just the right size for children of all ages, and to have a cafe is a great plus. Will definitely return

Helpful?
Thank newcastlebabes2
Winlaton Mill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great day out and central to the city centre and all hotels. Other museums in easy reach and some very intresting city monuments worth photographing.

Helpful?
Thank Mrcoolweb

Travellers who viewed The Discovery Museum also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to The Discovery Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Discovery Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
2 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Discovery Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?