Halloween Events

Monsters, magic & mayhem at museums this half term holiday

See what's on


The Newcastle Story Gallery will be closing early on Friday 31 October whilst we 'spookify' it ready for the Halloween event.

Unfortunately Halloween at Discovery Museum has now sold out. Looking forward to see some spooktacular costumes :)

2:20pm 30 Oct 2014

We are set to close tomorrow for winter. So it's your last chance to get down and visit.

The Fort will become a murder scene for our Halloween event, so come along and put your detective skills to the test.

CSI Arbeia will run 11am - 2pm


1:46pm 30 Oct 2014



A film about Discovery Museum by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group

A film about Discovery Museum in Newcastle by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group. Find out about Discovery Museum and what you can see here. You can also hear about the access facilities from the members of the group. The group talks about their favourite exhibits and explains what help is available for visitors such as ramps, lifts, audio guides and pre-visit information packs.

The Secret Bunker

Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.


Did your ancestors own shares?

30 Oct 2014

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Ebola and Plague in Newcastle in 1636

22 Oct 2014

We’ve all become aware of the recent awful effects of the Ebola virus in West Africa and its impact on the people of that area.¬† A range of responses…