Museums in Newcastle

Museums in Newcastle

Newcastle has become one of the most attractive destinations in the country for cultural gems, with museums featuring high up the list of tourism attractions to see.

Three of the top museums in the region are within walking distance of Newcastle City Centre and provide hours of entertainment for a great educational and fun day out for all the family.

Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum Newcastle

The Discovery Museum allows visitors to find out about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, from the area’s rich history of maritime, science and technology to our local military history and current innovative steps forward. The museum has been designed to be a fun learning environment – with plenty of interactive displays and activities.

Admission is to the museum is free to all visitors.

Great North Museum: Hancock

Great North Museum Hancock

The Great North Museum is an award winning museum with an interactive walk through history for all the family. The museum reopened after it’s renaming and refurbisment in 2009 and was official open by HM The Queen. Following the opening, the museum welcomed over 600,000 visitors that year, making it one of the most popular museums in the UK.

Admission to the museum is free to all visitors.

Centre for Life

Centre for Life Newcastle

The Centre for Life  is one of the city’s top tourist attractions with over 225,000 visitors every year. The Centre is run by an educational charity which aims to promote greater interest and engagement in science.

The Science Centre’s permanent exhibition focuses on different aspects of human life; its origins, adaptation to extreme environments, as well as some of the challenges humanity may face in the future.

Admission costs around £7-10 per person, which seems quite expensive for one attraction, but it does provide hours of entertainment.