The best museums in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Newcastle upon Tyne:

  1. Discovery Museum1

    Discovery Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Discovery Museum is a museum in Newcastle & Gateshead. The museum features exhibits related to: maritime, industry, social history, costume and textiles, science and technology and weapons and war. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: designated collection.
  2. Newcastle Castle2

    Newcastle Castle

    Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. Victoria Tunnel3

    Victoria Tunnel

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    The Victoria Tunnel is a fully preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was converted into an air raid shelter to protect Newcastle ci
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  5. Great North Museum Hancock4

    Great North Museum Hancock

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Great North Museum Hancock is a museum in Newcastle upon Tyne. The museum features exhibits related to: fine art, natural sciences, archives, world cultures and archaeology. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: professor george brady, albany hancock, thomas bewick and thomas atthey
  6. Life Science Centre5

    Life Science Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Life Science Centre is a museum in Newcastle & Gateshead. The museum features exhibits related to: medicine, natural sciences and science and technology.
  7. Laing Art Gallery6

    Laing Art Gallery

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    The Laing is home to a collection of art and sculpture. Its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in art to the North East and includes historic, modern and contemporary art. The gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance and its permanent displays feature i
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  9. Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books7

    Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books

    Newcastle upon Tyne
  10. OuseBurn Farm8

    OuseBurn Farm

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    A friendly farm and environmental visitor centre in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.
  11. Bessie Surtees House9

    Bessie Surtees House

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Two sixteenth- and seventeenth-century merchants’ houses, one of which is a rare example of Jacobean domestic architecture. The house is perhaps best known as the scene of the elopement of Bessie Surtees and John Scott, who, in 1771, became Lord Chancellor of England.
  12. Hatton Gallery10

    Hatton Gallery

    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Hatton Gallery is a museum in Newcastle & Gateshead. The museum features exhibits related to: world cultures, decorative and applied art, fine art and costume and textiles. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: uhlman collection of african art, donated by fred and diana uhlman, merz

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