Discovery Museum.

Hello everyone, hope you’ve all been well!

I recently visited the Discovery Museum located in Blandford Square in Newcastle upon Tyne. Opening in 1899, it quickly became an iconic building in Newcastle city centre. Blandford House became a museum in 1978 and was re-launched as Discovery Museum in 1993.

The museum includes Turbinia, the 34 metre long ship built by Charles Algernon Parsons to test the advantages of using the steam turbine to power ships. It houses the regimental museum for the Light Dragoons and the Northumberland Hussars, exploring the human side of 200 years of life in the army. It is a “hands-on” museum designed to interest both children and adults. It also features examples of Joseph Swan’s early lightbulbs which were invented on Tyneside.

Most of these pictures contain how the Enigma code was created.

Roman Newcastle:

Most people would die before they were 50 years old.

These are our Lives:

Descriptions from both men and women about their opinions on what life was like in the 1900’s.

Sit back and relax with a slideshow of the history of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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