Sweet Discoveries

We have lots of family treats this Easter. Hop along and join the fun.

Sweet Discoveries


Friday 30 March - Sunday 15 April

Visitor Information

Prices apply for some activities. See event listings for individual prices.

Important access information

We’re due to start some exciting building work to welcome Robert Stephenson’s iconic steam locomotive Rocket here, as part of the Great Exhibition of the North (22 June to 9 September 2018).

During this time our main entrance will be out of action and we'll ask you to use our alternative entrance which is 50m down the side of the museum, next to the Challenger 2 tank.  

If you’re a pushchair or wheelchair user, please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause – but we’re sure you’ll agree that this is an unmissable opportunity, to be part of 2018’s biggest cultural event in England.

Follow the progress of the Rocket’s arrival via Facebook and Twitter


From candy-making and magic workshops to our inventive egg hunt, we've lots of family treats this Easter. Hop along and join the fun.

Inventive egg trail Drop-in activity, running everyday 

The Easter Bunny has dropped a few eggs!

Follow the clues and eggs-plore our galleries and interactive displays to hunt for the hidden eggs. Find out more

Sweet science workshops - SOLD OUT 

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 April, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Make your own sherbet, discover popping candy and experiment with chocolate. Find out more

Magic School for Mini Magicians - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Tuesday 10 April

Children aged 5 - 9 years: 10.30am, 1.30pm & 2.45pm
Children aged 10 - 14 years 11.30am

Perfect for ages 5 – 9 and 10 -14 our magic workshops will take you from muggle to magician in no time at all. Find out more