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 52. The Discovery Museum, Newcastle

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The Discovery Museum is one of Newcastle's premier museums, well worth a visit and absolutely free!

SO PLEASE LEAVE A DONATION BEFORE LEAVING

See also The Hancock Museum of the North in Newcastle

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: The museum is housed in the old CWS building


GENERAL VIEWS and THE GROUND FLOOR COLLECTIONS

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: The museum has three floors and what was once a work yard has been enclosed and glass roof placed over it. The first steam turbine vessel TURBINIA, is on the ground floor and above it the galleries are accessed from the rectangular balcony.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  A bow view of the TURBINIA

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Looking down on the historic steam turbine ship TURBINIA

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  TURBINIA

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The stern and propellers of the TURBINIA

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: TURBINIA has a triple screw propeller system fitted in the vessel

 


THE FIRST FLOOR COLLECTIONS

THE NEWCASTLE STORY

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Newcastle Story - all about the folk who have lived on Tyneside, from the Romans to the present day.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Newcastle Story - the Romans

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Newcastle Story - The Normans - try the helmet on and feel the weight of the chain mail armour!

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Newcastle Story - the Stuart period

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Newcastle Story - the prosperous Georgian times, which have left us many fine buildings,

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Newcastle Story - the Victorian period - huge industrial expansion, wealthy families and much poverty!

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: 1939 in Newcastle

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: Welcome to the 20th Century - lots of 1960s music, plastic, consumer goods etc. etc.!

 


THE PEOPLE'S GALLERY

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The People's Gallery - old photographs, sculptures of people

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The People's Gallery - commemorative memorabilia

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The People's Gallery

 


WORKING LIVES

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Working Lives

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Working Lives

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Working Lives

 


A SOLDIER'S LIFE

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  A Soldier's Life

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  A Soldier's Life

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  A Soldier's Life

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  A soldier's Life

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  A Soldier's Life

 


TRAILBLAZERS - WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Trailblazers - 24 women of notable achievement in Science and Technology

e.g. ....

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: Dorothy Hodgkin, the Nobel prize winning chemist

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: Interesting portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) by Maggi Hambling - all four hands and brain very busy! Dorothy Hodgkin won the Nobel prize in 1964 for her work in mapping the structure of penicillin and deciphering the structure of insulin and vitamin B12.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: Rosalind Franklin, Physicist and Biologist whose world helped elucidate the structure of DNA. She would have received a Nobel Prize for her work, but tragically died young of cancer.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle: Mary Stopes (1880-1958) a palaeobotanist, pioneer and advocate of birth control.

 


THE STORY OF THE TYNE

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Film based on tales of working on Tyneside over the last 200 years

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Story of the River Tyne

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Story of the Tyne - an ancient dugout boat

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Story of the Tyne - a poster advertising the 'NORTH EAST COAST EXHIBITION' Newcastle-Upon-Tyne May - October 1929

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Story of the Tyne - ? and an example of a warship built in Newcastle shipyards

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Story of the Tyne - dredging the River Tyne and behind a banner from the Jarrow Crusade and unemployed Tyneside men from their march to London.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Story of the Tyne - the SD14 FULMAR traditional fishing cobble boat used by north-east fishermen

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  Story of the Tyne

 


THE TYNESIDE CHALLENGE

Some of the engineering achievements of the North-East, and in particular on Tyneside industry

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Tyneside Challenge, the X-2463 registered historic motor car

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Tyneside Challenge - model of a steam locomotive built in Newcastle for a South American railway company.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Tyneside Challenge - Japanese warship 'wearing' Tyneside protective steel armour.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Tyneside Challenge - ? pounder gun

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Tyneside Challenge - an early torpedo and delivery system

 


THE SECOND FLOOR COLLECTIONS

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Science Maze - with a strong engineering bias

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Science Maze - the classic PRUDHOE fire engine

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Science Maze - a powerful gas turbine engine

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The cafe on the 2nd floor, also an essential port of call!

 


THE GREAT HALL

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Great Hall - the magnificent decorative iron arches supporting the roof

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The arched ironwork of the Great Hall, used for conventions, meetings, in this case a small business advice workshop.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Great Hall - The decorative lamp shades from the 1920s and details of the decorative ironwork of the roof supports.

 

The Discovery Museum Newcastle:  The Great Hall - highly decorative china on the walls

 

See also The Hancock Museum of the North in Newcastle

 


NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD area picture index: webpage & (section) 1. Newcastle-upon-Tyne-Gateshead area (1) River Tyne and Bridges * 2. Newcastle-Gateshead area (2) Sage Theatre & Concert Hall & Baltic Arts Centre Gateshead * 14a. Newcastle area (3) Some buildings in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne * 15. Newcastle area(4) Some 'artwork' and the Laing Art Gallery * 23. Newcastle area (5) The Angel of the North * 37. Newcastle area (6) The Black gate and Castle Keep * 38. Newcastle area (7) The Cathedral * 39. Newcastle (8) Hancock Museum of the North * 40. Newcastle (9) Bessie Surtees House * 41. Newcastle-Gateshead (10) More Churches, Medieval Walls, Gateshead Tourist Information Centre  * 52. Newcastle (11) The Discovery Museum - History of Tyneside * 53. Newcastle (12) St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and All Saints Church * 14b Newcastle (13) The Central Arcade and Holy Jesus Hospital SEE ALSO NE page 31a Jarrow (1) Bede's World * 31b Jarrow (2) St Peter's Church, Monastery * 35a. Tynemouth (1) Town and Castle * 35b. Tynemouth (2) The Priory * 36. Belsay Hall and Belsay Castle

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