Family at the museum

Discovery Museum

Overview

Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's maritime, scientific and technological importance to Britain and the rest of the world

What makes it special

  • Iconic Newcastle city building
  • Local history

Monday - Friday: 10am-4pm

Saturday - Sunday: 11am-4pm
 

Price

Free entry (donations welcome)

Hostels nearby

Discovery Museum

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NZ 24136 63893

Lat/Lng: 54.969064, -1.624861

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Beamish Museum Tram

Beamish

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Visit the Beamish Museum website

climbing

Climbing in Edmundbyers

Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places.  A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone)

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked.  Visit the man-made lake - lovely for sailing and fishing. Visit the Northumbrian Water web page

walking

Walking and Rambling in Edmundbyers

Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley.  Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.

watersports

Watersports in Edmundbyers

The 1000 acre, three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The boundary between Northumberland and Durham runs right through the middle of the lake.

Old gaol door and grill

Hexham Old Gaol

The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

This medieval fortified castle holds hundreds of years of Newcastle's history among its walls.

Nightlife

Nightlife

The Geordie capital is known for a wild night out as Newcastle city centre draws large crowds every night, including students, locals, tourists, celebs and stag and hen dos.