Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum
Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 4JA

Jump to times or comments

Event times

There are 28 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Arcs And Sparks Tour

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes, curator-led tour exploring the fascinating collection of historic electrical inventions at Discovery Museum.

Wed 1 Mar

Wed 5 Apr

Wed 3 May

Arcs and Sparks Tour

Free guided tour of the Arcs & Sparks store. Arcs and Sparks is an opportunity for visitors to gain an insight into electricity: what it is, how it works and the role our region played in laying the foundations for a now universal technology. The Arcs and Sparks store is located in Discovery Museum’s basement. It…

Fri 10 Mar

Asteroid

Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a new vision game for children to test how well they can see in 3D. The project is known as ASTEROID (Accurate STEReotest On a mobIle Device). ASTEROID is a hide-and-seek 3D computer game where 3D cues help children to find the prizes. Researchers at Newcastle…

Fri 24 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

BFI Mediatheque

The BFI Mediatheque is a digital jukebox of film and TV featuring many of the best, the rarest and the most extraordinary titles from the BFI National Archive. Choose from over 2000 complete films and TV programmes and watch them at one of our viewing stations. You can see the full list of titles available here. You…

Wed 22 Feb

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free / 0191 232 6789

…and 30 more dates until 19 Apr

Destination Tyneside

By 1911 one third of the population of Tyneside were migrants or children of migrants. Jobs in coal mining, shipbuilding and heavy engineering meant the North East became a major centre of migration as people travelled far and wide in search of a better way of life. More recently Tyneside has experienced yet another…

Wed 22 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 54 more dates until 19 Apr back to top

Fabricating Histories: Curators Talk & Artist Demo

Join curator Dr. Claire Nally and artist Dr. Geof as they illuminate the topic of ‘steampunk’ narratives', and explore the almost, might-have-been world of Fabricating Histories. Dr Geof will also be completing a live artist demo. Be sure to drop in before the talk to have your likeness drawn by Dr. Geof himself!

Face Painting & Balloon Modeling

Join us for a day of face painting, glitter tattoos and balloon modeling! Face painting or glitter tattoos are free for the first 50 deaf & disabled children and/or their brothers or sisters. Our balloon artist will be on hand to create cartoon characters, animals and more! There is a small charge for the…

FREE Play Tyne

Come and splash around in Play Tyne, our interactive water play area for children under 7. Themed around the River Tyne, children can get hands-on with the different ways water is used. Try turning the Swing bridge, tilting the Gateshead Millennium bridge and playing with boats and cars. Waterproof aprons and…

Sat 11 Mar

Grandville And The Anthropomorphic Tradition - Meet The Author

Author Bryan Talbot will be discussing his Grandville graphic novel series of steampunk detective thrillers and the venerable and ongoing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown, pointing out references to this tradition and 19th century art within the Grandville books…

Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition - Meet the Author

Author Bryan Talbot will be discussing his Grandville graphic novel series of steampunk detective thrillers and the venerable and ongoing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown, pointing out references to this tradition and 19th century art within the Grandville books…

back to top

Hinnies and Haiku

In this creative poetry workshop, you will learn to paint a picture with words, following the Japanese short form of poetry Haiku. Explore the collections and exhibitions to find inspiration for your poems, then embellish them with Japanese inks to make a beautiful decoration to take home. All materials provided.

Tue 21 Mar

The Imitation Game - Curator Talk and Film Screening

In celebration of Discovery Museum's Enigma machine display, join us for a curators talk and screening of The Imitation Game in our Great Hall. On this day (2 February 1942) the German Navy introduced a new Enigma machine which caused an immediate black-out for the Bletchley Park codebreakers. The black-out that…

The Imitation Game - Curator's Talk Followed By Film Matinee

Itiniary 12.30pm Curators talk - Enigma and the North East 1-3pm The Imitation Game – Matinee 3-4pm Free time to visit the display During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.. Booking Essential £3.00 per person (ages 12 and over…

Medieval Narrow Braiding

Learn a new craft with this hands-on workshop led by historian Jo Bath. You will learn to make a range of authentic medieval narrow braids - from lucet cords and trollen braids to finger weaving techniques. All materials provided. Part of Discovery Museum Adult Learning Programme

Sat 22 Apr

Newcastle Story

Walk the streets of Newcastle through the years, from Roman times up to the early millennium, stopping by the homes, communities and businesses of the past. See the Norman castle that give Newcastle its name, take a look at the city's Victorian past, learn more about Newcastle's effort in supporting both World Wars and…

Wed 22 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 54 more dates until 19 Apr back to top

#NewcastleProtest

Who's welcome in Newcastle? On 30 January 2017 nearly 2000 people attended the Newcastle Stands with Muslims and Refugees protest at Monument in Newcastle City Centre. It was one of the largest demonstrations in Newcastle in the last decade, and part of hundreds of protests taking place across the UK and…

Tue 21 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 6789

Wed 22 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 232 6789

…and 4 more dates until 27 Feb

Play Tyne

Come and splash around in Play Tyne, our interactive water play area for children under 7. Themed around the River Tyne, children can get hands-on with the different ways water is used. Try turning the Swing bridge, tilting the Gateshead Millennium bridge and playing with boats and cars. Waterproof aprons and…

Wed 22 Feb

£1.50 / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

£1.50 / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

£1.50 / 0191 232 6789

…and 54 more dates until 19 Apr

Science Maze

One of our favourite galleries for both big and small kids (yes that's you mums and dads!). There's hours of fun to be had in Science Maze. A huge variety of interactive displays bring science and engineering to life, with favourites including the shadow wall and the air hockey table. You can also find some of…

Wed 22 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 54 more dates until 19 Apr

The Search room

Advance booking is advisable for the use of microfilm readers. You can make a booking by email, phone, letter or while visiting us. If your proposed visit is less than 5 days ahead, please telephone rather than emailing. Tyne & Wear Archives Service is a member of CARN (the County Archive Research Network). Anyone…

Wed 22 Feb

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 30 more dates until 19 Apr

Steampunk: A Role Playing Experience

Enter a world of H.P. Lovecraft-esque horror, set in a reimagined Victorian Newcastle, inspired by the Fabricating Histories exhibition at Discovery Museum. Create your own character and role play through an adventure of mythic proportions, inspired by traditional role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. All are…

Sat 13 May

Carpathia Room

£10 / 0191 232 6789

back to top

Steampunk Comic Book Day

In this full-day workshop, create your own steampunk-themed comic book. You'll drawing inspiration from the Fabricating Histories exhibition at Discovery Museum and exploring some of the greatest steampunk graphic novels ever made, from Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta through Kevin J.

Sat 4 Mar

Stitches In Time Tour

This curator-led tour will give you a sneak peek into the vast vintage costume store at Discovery Museum, with a look at changing fashion trends through the decades.

Thu 4 May

Story of the Tyne

The River Tyne is one of Britain's most successful trading rivers and a powerhouse of the nation. This gallery highlights some of the key industries that scatter the shores of the Tyne from the mouth of the river between Tynemouth and South Shields all the way up past Scotswood and Blaydon. Displays include full…

Wed 22 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 54 more dates until 19 Apr

Talk: The Spark of Life: Frankenstein and Electricity

Why did Mary Shelley's Frankenstein harness electricity to create his monster? This exploration of the early nineteenth century obsession with electricity as a force of life takes in frog's legs, executed criminals, the Anatomy Act, steam intellect societies, the Chair of Dr De Sanctis, a spontaneously generated mite and…

Tue 16 May

Time Kitchen

When did fish and chips become our favourite dish? Why do we love a curry? Food is something we all need. It brings people together. What we eat reflects the world we live in. But what about its history? Is there really such a thing as traditional British food? Join members of the Time Kitchen at Discovery Museum…

Wed 22 Feb

Tyneside Challenge

Tyneside has a rich history of scientific invention and industrial activity which is told in Tyneside Challenge. Discover some of the most important and interesting inventions made on Tyneside from Stephenson's famous locomotives to the revoluntary Armstrong No.1 Gun and the Mauretania.

Wed 22 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 54 more dates until 19 Apr

Whistle Stop: Hansel & Gretal

Discover the enchanting world of Hansel and Gretel with this brand new condensed version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s bewitching masterpiece from Opera North. Performed by a team of professional singers and actors, journey through the woods and gorge yourself on the exciting twists and turns of the plot as you meet the…

Tue 28 Feb

Working Lives

The experiences of living and working on Tyneside is brought to life in this gallery. Listen and watch real stories told through film, see a variety of objects that tell the story and reflect on the achievements of Tyneside folk.

Wed 22 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Thu 23 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Fri 24 Feb

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 54 more dates until 19 Apr

Comments & ratings

Post a comment