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The car park directly in front of the museum is closed today, please avoid parking around Blandford Square - we suggest you park at Grainger Town multi-story which is across St. James' Boulevard.

The main entrance to the museum may also be obstructed at times today. Our staff will be on hand to show you to an alternative entrance.

9:31am 22 Oct 2014

An elusive fungus has been found along Hadrian's Wall recently which has caused a lot of excitement.

Here's the remarkable violet coral found near Steel Rigg.

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11:49am 21 Oct 2014

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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.

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