Discovery Museum

Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne

Turbina At Discovery Museum
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The Discovery Museum is a local history and science museum located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. You can discover the area’s renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the eras and military history. Exhibitions spread across three floors of the former Co-operative Wholesale Society building.

The entrance to the Museum is dominated by the impressive 30m-long Turbinia, which was the fastest ship in the world in 1897 and the first to be powered by steam turbine. The ‘Story of Newcastle’, spanning the city’s history from Pons Aelius (Roman Newcastle) to Cheryl Cole.

It is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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Visiting Discovery Museum





Address: Discovery Museum Blandford Square Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4JA
Telephone: +44 191-232 6789
Duration: 2 hours

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