Discover all about life in Newcastle, from the area's renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the eras and military history. The museum is bursting with interactive displays, which makes it the perfect place to learn and have fun. One of our favourite exhibits – Turbinia – dominates the entrance to the Museum. Invented on Tyneside, it is the first ship to be powered by a steam turbine. The 35-metre vessel was once the fastest ship in the world and her history is brought to life in the Turbinia Story display. She sets the standard for a day out that is guaranteed to be filled with breathtaking discoveries.
Some of the North East's most famous inventors are featured in Discovery Museum's displays, including Charles Parsons and William Armstrong.
Discovery Museum is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle City Council.
This location is open to the public
Blanford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, NE1 4JA
If you are planning a visit to see a particular painting, check with the location first. Paintings can be moved at short notice