Getting to Us

Discovery Museum is at Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4JA. Please walk, cycle or use public transport when you can to help the environment.

By Metro

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to our venues by Metro. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Save on adult Metro fares too by using Pop Pay As You Go - prices are capped at £2 for single trips and £4 for all day travel.

The nearest Metro station is Central Station. Discovery Museum is about a seven minute walk and is well signposted.

Tyne and Wear Metro is our official Travel Partner.

By bus

Discovery Museum is about a seven minute walk from Central Station train, Metro and bus station. The museum is well signposted.

Please contact the Nexus traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit the traveline website for more information about public transport.

By rail

Mainline rail connections to Newcastle upon Tyne arrive at Central Station, which is about a 7 minute walk from Discovery Museum.

Lumo is supporting the Steam to Green exhibition at Discovery Museum. Lumo is committed to providing sustainable train journeys - its trains are electric powered and 25 times cleaner than flying.

Buy train tickets from London, Edinburgh or Stevenage to Newcastle from Lumo.

More information about Northern Rail train services to Newcastle Central Station.

Buy train tickets with National Rail.

Buy train tickets with Trainline.

By cycling

There are four bike racks to the left of the museum entrance.

By car


There is limited pay and display parking available directly outside the museum in Blandford Square, but this tends to fill very quickly, especially on busy days such as the school holidays. We advise parking at the Grainger Town multi-storey car park located on Waterloo Street (opposite side of St. James' Boulevard to Discovery Museum). 

From the south

Head over Redheugh Bridge (A189) following signs for city centre west and continue onto St. James' Boulevard. Discovery Museum is signposted from here.

From the North

Heading into the city centre from the north, follow signs for the football stadium, St. James' Park. On reaching the football stadium continue on the A189 south (St. James' Boulevard) and turn right onto Westgate Road followed by an immediate left into Blandford Square.

From the West

Coming along Scotswood Road (A695) into the west of the city, turn left onto St. James' Boulevard (A189) and follow signs to Discovery Museum from here.

From the East

If you are travelling from the east of the city, we recommend entering the city centre from the north and follow these instructions due to the new road layout around Newcastle Central station.

Clean Air Zone

From 30 January 2023, a Clean Air Zone covers part of Newcastle and Gateshead. Discovery Museum sits within the Clean Air Zone but not all vehicles have to pay a charge. Private cars and motorbikes do not have to pay. Learn more about the Clean Air Zone at

By coach

The nearest coach parking available is at Ord Street car park near the Metro Radio arena. Please call (0191) 261 4503 for more information.

For more information on arranging group visits please click here.