Discovery Museum

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

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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…

Fri 20 Jan

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free / 0191 232 6789

Tue 24 Jan

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free / 0191 232 6789

Wed 25 Jan

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free / 0191 232 6789

…and 28 more dates until 15 Mar

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…

Fri 20 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sat 21 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sun 22 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 52 more dates until 15 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…

The Imitation Game - Curator talk and 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…

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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…

The Lego Movie

The story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and…

Sat 11 Feb

£3 / 0191 232 6789

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…

Fri 20 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sat 21 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sun 22 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 52 more dates until 15 Mar

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…

Fri 20 Jan

£1.50 / 0191 232 6789

Sat 21 Jan

£1.50 / 0191 232 6789

Sun 22 Jan

£1.50 / 0191 232 6789

…and 52 more dates until 15 Mar

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…

Fri 20 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sat 21 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sun 22 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

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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…

Fri 20 Jan

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Tue 24 Jan

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Wed 25 Jan

Tyne & Wear Archives

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 28 more dates until 15 Mar

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…

Fri 20 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sat 21 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sun 22 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 52 more dates until 15 Mar

Sydney Padua - Meet The Author

Sydney will be telling the story of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, two fascinating and brilliant eccentrics, and will also be discussing her process of primary-source research and creative transformation. One hundred years before the first computers were built out of wires and vacuum tubes, the Victorian polymath…

Sat 18 Feb

Sydney Padua - Meet the author

Sydney will be telling the story of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, two fascinating and brilliant eccentrics, and will also be discussing her process of primary-source research and creative transformation. One hundred years before the first computers were built out of wires and vacuum tubes, the Victorian polymath…

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.

Fri 20 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sat 21 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sun 22 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 52 more dates until 15 Mar

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.

Fri 20 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sat 21 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

Sun 22 Jan

Free Donations welcome / 0191 232 6789

…and 52 more dates until 15 Mar

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