Turbinia Cafe

Visitors taking a break in Turbinia Cafe

Important visitor notice: During Great Exhibition of the North (until 9 September) we're unable to provide any indoor packed lunch areas. This is due to the additional exhibitions we're hosting throughout the building. You're welcome to eat outside on the plaza, but please help us keep this area clean and tidy by using the bins provided, or taking rubbish away with you. Thank you for your cooperation.




Why not have a break at Turbinia Cafe, situated on the second floor? Sit back and relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake whilst enjoying the views of the museum and Turbinia.

The cafe serves hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks and has a dedicated children's menu.

The menus are regularly changed to include seasonal specials such as curries, pastas and hot pots. Freshly made sandwiches and cakes plus other sweet treats are available alongside a full range of teas, coffees and cold drinks.

Little visitors can chose from our Young Discoverers menu or select a range of goodies to go in a kids box before finishing off with a trip to the pick and mix or ice cream freezer.

Turbinia Cafe is fully accessible with large print menus, large handled cutlery and open handled mugs available on request.

Opening times:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 3.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 3.30pm

For more information about the cafe please contact us events@twmuseums.org.uk

Hot food finishes at 2:30pm

Sandwiches and soup are available until 3pm

Hot drinks and cake are available until 3:30pm

Give a little extra

We have recently started a new initiative in partnership with our cafe franchise - Give A Little Extra - aims to make our museum more accessible to people experiencing homelessness or financial difficulties.

When you next visit our museum café you can purchase additional items – such as a hot drink, meal, sandwich or children’s lunch box.

The additional purchases will be distributed in the form of vouchers to local charities, such as Young Homelessness North East and the West End Foodbank.

Users of the charities – which also include Crisis Skylight Newcastle, Depaul UK and Streetwise Opera - can then exchange the vouchers for food and drinks at the Museum’s café.

Our cafe partner, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has kick-started the Give A Little Extra scheme by donating 20 sandwiches, hot drinks and meals and lunchboxes.