Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, 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.
Our displays are regularly updated and complemented by an array of free, fun learning activities 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. Venue Hire: Make your event stand out by hiring one of the largest and most popular attractions in the North East! Discoverys stunning Great Hall is particularly suitable for conferences, dinners and weddings.