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What’s on at the Discovery Museum this March

March 2019

Discovery Museum
Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
TEL: 0191 232 6789

Donations welcome (free entry)

Weekdays: 10am – 4pm
Weekends: 11am – 4pm


**Temporary exhibition**

Until 2 June 2019Circus! Show of Shows
Celebrate 250 years of circus in Great Britain through rare memorabilia and original props at this new exhibition.

Delve into the drama of the big top and explore the incredible stories behind the spectacle. With wondrous surprises for all ages, including family activities this October half term.

DATES: Until 2 June 2019
TIME: Weekdays: 10am-4pm | Weekends: 11am-4pm
PRICE: Donations welcome (free entry)


All event tickets bookable online at

Saturday 2 March, 11am | 2pm
Hydro Lab

Join Discovery Museum’s Inventor in Residence Matt Wright for an exciting exploration of how electricity is generated in a hydro-electric power station.
DATES: Saturday 2 March
TIME: 11am | 2pm
PRICE: £3 per child (includes one adult). Book online at

Wednesday 6, 13, 20 & 27 March, 10.30am
Tiny Sparks: Inventors

Tiny Sparks is an award-winning weekly play session for pre-schoolers to find out about great scientists and their amazing achievements. Come and sing, play, make stuff and have fun. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4, with an adult.
DATES: Wednesday 6, 13, 20 & 27 March
TIME: 10.30am
PRICE: £3.50 per child. Book online at

Thursday 7 March, 11am | 2pm
Stitches in Time Tour

This curator-led tour will give you a sneak peek into the vast vintage costume store at Discovery Museum, with a look at changing fashion trends through the decades.
DATES: Thursday 7 March
TIME: 11am | 2pm
PRICE: £4 per person. Book online at or email

Sunday 10 March, 11.30am | 2.30pm
StrongWomen Science

Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire?  This brand new show starring female scientists turned circus performers, reveals the scientific secrets behind astounding tricks. 
DATES: Sunday 10 March
TIME: 11.30am | 2.30pm
PRICE: From £4. Book online at

Saturday 16 March, 11am-1pm (drop-in)
Disability Awareness Day
Join us to celebrate Disability Awareness Day and enjoy free craft activities such as making clown hats, balancing clowns, circus lights and squirting flowers. 
DATES: Saturday 16 March
TIME: 11am-1pm (drop-in)

Saturday 16 March, 12 | 2pm
Audacious Mr Astley

Meet the man who invented circus – A one man theatre show. With his wife (and bee-wrangler) at his side, war hero and trick-rider, Phillip Astley roped off a ring in an open field in Lambeth (London) and on Easter Monday in 1768 wowed crowds with astounding displays of equestrian expertise. The rest is ‘circus’ history.
DATES: Saturday 16 March
TIME: 12 | 2pm
PRICE: From £4. Book online at

Sunday 17 March, 11am | 2pm

Join Discovery Museum’s Inventor in Residence, Matt Wright in a special wind energy investigation where you’ll get to grips with how a wind turbine turns wind energy into electrical energy.
DATES: Sunday 17 March
TIME: 11am | 2pm
PRICE: £3 per child (includes one adult). Book online at

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