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Rocket returns to Tyneside
Robert Stephenson’s iconic steam locomotive Rocket will come home to Newcastle, for the first time in 156 years.
Friday 22 June - Sunday 9 September
During museum opening hours
Free entry, donations welcome. Booking may be required - more information on this to follow.
Robert Stephenson’s iconic steam locomotive Rocket will come home to Newcastle, on loan to Discovery Museum from the Science Museum Group as part of Great Exhibition of the North, 22 June - 9 September 2018.
Find out how this historic engine’s ground-breaking design heralded the birth of passenger railways and celebrate the region’s world-famous industrial heritage.
This exciting exhibit has been made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Image: Stephenson's Rocket Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Great Exhibition of the North
22 June - 9 September 2018
Summer 2018 will see the biggest cultural event in England take place in Newcastle and Gateshead. Explore cutting-edge tech, amazing exhibitions and mind-blowing performances designed to entertain the whole family and fire the imagination! This once-in-a-lifetime event is free and family friendly.