Planning your visit


You do not need to book and entry is free, donations are welcome.

Opening hours

Please note the museum closes on Bank Holidays and Christmas.  It's always free entry and you don't need to book. 

Monday10am - 4pm
Tuesday10am - 4pm
Wednesday10pm - 4pm
Thursday10am - 4pm
Friday10am - 4pm
Saturday11am - 4pm
Sunday11am - 4pm

Closed Bank Holidays.

Everybody is Welcome at Discovery Museum

  • Our cafĂ© is open, serving hot and cold refreshments and light bites. 
  • Enjoy three floors of galleries telling the story of Newcastle and the surrounding area. 
  • There are packed lunch spaces available, and male and female baby changing. 
  • For our full access guidance please click here
  • Visit our gift shop with a quirky array of toys, books and mementos.

A 360 Virtual Reality Accessibility Tour

Watch this 360 Virtual Reality Accessibility Tour, brought the museum by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) as part of the Everybody Welcome initiative.

Your support

Help us ensure art, culture and heritage continue to make a positive impact in our region.  

Donate today.

Thank you! 

Schools and voluntary educational groups

If you wish to bring a school or college group to the museum please contact the Learning team who will be able to discuss your visit requirements directly with you. Email: or call (0191) 232 6789.

The Learning Team now provide a new virtual learning programme - take a look here at what's available.