Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: (0191) 232 6789
General enquiries:

Media enquiries:, tel: (0191) 277 2169

Venue hire: (please state that you're interested in hiring a space at Discovery Museum. Find out about hiring the Great Hall and our other event spaces for an event or wedding.

Birthday party hire: Find out about hiring Play Tyne and our learning room for children's birthday parties.

Learning and schools: Find out more about our events for schools, families and adult learners.

Volunteering: Find out more about volunteering with us.

Specialist enquiries

We offer a paid-for research service to members of the public looking to find out more about items in our collections.

Our staff will undertake any specific research relating to the collections held by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, which comprise:

  • Archives
  • Fine Art
  • Decorative Art
  • Science and industry
  • Ethnography
  • Archaeology
  • Military history and social history
  • Maritime history
  • Natural sciences

The research service costs £30 per hour including VAT.

You can request and pay for your research online by completing our research form or you can visit our research page for more information.