Newcastle – Discovery Museum

October 16, 2008 at 9:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Discovery Museum is a cross between local history museum and science centre. It’s free so that’s also a plus!

If I hadn’t already been to the castleSegedunum or the Centre for Life I would have been more entertained but I found much of the content repetitive. For the newcomer or someone on a tight time frame it will be fine. The historical content was both interesting and annoying. For example saying there were important riots but not providing context around them.

There are also sections dealing with the local ecology, the river and the city’s maritime trading history. Finally there is a hands on science discovery section.

The museum provides a good overview of the city and for a first time visitor would be worth a visit.

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