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Discovery Museum Newcastle

Discovery Museum

"It honestly exceeded my expectations. Fantastic value for money. . . We will treasure the memory forever. Thankyou so much"

Celebrate your child's special day with a birthday party at Discovery Museum in Newcastle city centre - now available to hire as an unusual and fun venue for kids' parties! 

Party planners have the option of booking the water play gallery, Play Tyne, for the exclusive use of the party guests for an hour before it opens to the public. Discovery Museum's learning room is also available for hire, with a capacity of a maximum of 25 children, where you can bring your own food, run party games, play music, and hire your own entertainer.

Children's parties are available to book from 11am to 1.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and from 10am to 12.30pm on Monday to Friday during school holidays. Parents would have access to the room for a half an hour before the start to set up and decorate. Hire prices are:

Play Tyne hire - £35

Learning room hire - £35

Play Tyne and learning room hire - £60

Please note that from the 1 April 2014 prices will be increasing, we will be updating the information on the website shortly.

If you are interested or would like any further information then please contact the learning team on (0191) 2772181 or email

If possible please can you avoid contacting us using a hotmail email account because we are having technical difficulties in responding to them. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

How to get to Discovery Museum

By public transport

Discovery Museum is only a five minute walk from Newcastle Central Station Metro, the mainline rail station and local bus services. The museum is well signposted from the station.

For more information on public transport telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit thetraveline website.

By car

Discovery Museum is based on Blandford Square in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Museum can be found just off the A6082 from Redheugh Bridge heading onto St James' Boulevard or from the A186 from Westmorland Road heading onto St James' Boulevard.

Parking is available outside the Museum in a pay and display car park, but it is extremely limited and gets very busy. We would recommend travelling by public transport or parking at the multistorey car park on Waterloo Street, which is a two minute walk from the Museum.


Blandford Square, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 4JA

1.93 miles     (0191) 232 6789    

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