Exploring Discovery Museum Self Led

Discovery Museum welcomes self-led visits from schools and other groups. We ask that you please email discoverylearning@twmuseums.org.uk to let us know:

- The date of your Visit
- The time of your visit
- The number of students and year group/ age

On request, we can provide coat/ bag storage and lunch spaces for visiting groups*.

*At busy times we may be unable to provide lunch spaces or storage to self led groups

Hazard ID

We have created a Hazard ID to support groups in writing their risk assessment. 

You can download a copy here: Hazard ID

Self Led Resources

To help you make the most of your time at Discovery Museum we have created several self-led resources to use in our galleries:

Newcastle Story

Newcastle Story Scavenger Hunt

Toys Bingo

Toys from the Past Trial

Story of the Tyne

Ship Bingo

Across the Museum

Top 10 self-led trial

Inventors Gallery Resource

Building Bridges Gallery Resource

Ships and Shipbuilding

World War 2

SEND Provision

At Discovery Museum we are dedicated to supporting all learners including those who have special educational needs and disabilities.

We have produced a Visual Story of the Museum which some children may find useful to see before a visit and and can be downloaded from here. There is also an online guide with a Street View of the different floors in the Museum which you can use to explore the Museum before a visit. This may be beneficial to some of our visitors with conditions that cause anxiety when entering a new environments. You can view the Street View of the Museum from here

To organise a visit that will fully support your group then please speak to one of the experienced members of the learning team on 0191 277 2183 or email learning@discoverymuseum.org.uk.

On site we offer a small range of resources that may help some children with additional needs cope with the busy museum environment. If you would like to borrow these resources during your trip then please let a member of staff know when you are making a booking via one of the workshop links or by emailing learning@discoverymuseum.org.uk directly.