We will showcase the best museums situated in Newcastle. If you want to discover more about the history and have a great time it might be worth to visit the following museums below.
The Discovery Museum
Discovery Museum started life in an Exhibition Park, Newcastle in 1900’s as the Municipal Museum of Science and Industry, the first science museum outside of London. It was housed in the temporary pavilion that was built for the 1920’s for North East Coast Exhibition.
You can immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over the three floors focusing on the area’s maritime, scientific and technological significance to Britain and the rest of the world.
Newcastle’s abundant historic buildings, the Castle Keep and its 13th-century gatehouse the Black Gate, where for once a part of a much larger fortress in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Given its tumultuous history, it is miraculous that so much of it in Newcastle’s castle has survived intact.
Today you can explore and discover the ancient passageways and chambers where Kings walked and villains were imprisoned. You can find the marks left by the inhabitants throughout the ages and learn the engaging story of the Castle Garth community which grew up around the ruins. The two buildings that remain were broken apart from each other by the Victorian railways of the 19th century – an unfortunate side effect of the North East’s trailblazing role in the Industrial Revolution.
Life Science Centre
Life Science Centre is the public face of Life attracting up to 300,000 visitors annually in Newcastle upon Tyne. They offer a changing programme of exciting exhibitions, events, workshops and theatre shows. Highlights include the wide 60 seaters state-of-the-art planetarium, the region’s only 4D Motion Ride and interactive exhibits and activities for people of all ages and interests can come here. They believe that this is vitally important, for the people who will shape our future by working in STEM and for the rest of us living in this rapidly changing world. They love science and technology and want everyone else to embrace, discover it and enjoy it.
If you are in Newcastle, make sure to visit our museum list to learn and have an exciting experience in Newcastle.