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Discovery Museum, Newcastle

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The Great Hall
Parsons radial flow turbine
A. G. Mumford marine engine
1899 steam engine by John Petrie and Co, originally at Brimrode Laundry, Rochdale
Highly-detailed model of HMS Victoria and its building stocks
William Armstrong's 'Hydro electric machine', which used steam and water droplets to generate sparks from static electricity
Detail of Le Rhone aero engine made by W. H. Allen, Sons and Co
Not a map, but a detailed 42 ft long model of Tyneside built for the 1929 North East Coast Exhibition, showing every bridge, dock, shipyard, factory, coalmine, railway, park, public building, etc.

in Blandford Square, in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA.

A superb museum, which admirably reflects Tyneside's proud industrial and scientific heritage. Something for everyone here. The quantity and variety of fascinating exhibits should encourage many return visits. Housed in a fine old commercial building, whose atrium has a 'wow' factor provided by Charles Parsons' revolutionary 100 ft long 'Turbinia' . Smaller exhibits are well-displayed illuminated and clearly captioned.

See also the Tyne & Wear Museum blogs for interesting insights into the museum's exhibits.

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