Local History - The Big 5 Inventors tour

Booking Enquiry

KS1, KS2 & KS3: History

Discovery Museum Local History - The Big 5 Inventors tour


Until Friday 25 May

3 September 2018 - 19 July 2019

Booking Information

Tour length: 1 hour

Maximum number of children: 30

Cost: £60

You can see footage of Turbinia, one the museum's best loved displays which was powered by a steam turbine invented by Charles Parsons, being transported through the streets of Newcastle to Discovery Museum in 1994 if you follow this link to our You Tube page.

To find out more information about Turbinia a visitor, David Glover has created a short independent film about the vessel which can be viewed if you follow this link.

Tour Summary

From steam turbines to incandescent light bulbs, join museum staff on this interactive tour to learn about five great inventors; George Stephenson, Robert Stephenson, William Armstrong, Charles Parsons and Joseph Swan; who lived and worked in the North East during the Victorian times. Groups can follow up the tour by downloading a North East Inventors and Inventions resource pack to complete in the museum or visit BFI Mediatheque to watch Wallace and Gromit's The Wrong Trousers which you can more information about if you follow this link.

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