Discovery Museum Weddings

Discover something magnificent

Discovery Museum wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography

Create the day you imagined

Discovery Museum celebrates the spirit and story of Newcastle including inventions that changed the world. This impressive Victorian building is brimming with fascinating artefacts but at the heart of this museum is FUN! The ideal venue for anyone proud of their local roots.

The variety of spaces means you can create the perfect atmosphere you'd like for your special day. The museum hosts ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts for up to 350 guests.  

The Discovery Museum is a Grade II listed building, situated in a prime city centre location close to transport links and a variety of accommodation.

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We work with a range of catering suppliers to provide a service bespoke to your catering needs including canapés, buffets, three-course dining and drinks. 


We will work with you to create your bespoke wedding package.


To find out more about hiring Discovery Museum please contact us on: 

Telephone: (0191) 277 2303 or use our contact form to get in touch.

Discovery Museum wedding photograph by Laurence Sweeney Photography

Take a look at our unique rooms

Whether you are looking for an exceptional room for your ceremony, or a truly special place for your wedding reception or celebration party, this museum will delight you and your guests with its originality and versatility. We have the expertise to make the most important day of your life a treasured memory whether you are planning something intimate, or grand in every detail. Take a look at our our unique rooms and galleries for your wedding day inspiration. 

Great Hall

The Great Hall is our magical Art-deco space at the top of the museum and is one of the building's original features. It has capacity for up to 350 guests and can be transformed into a stunning setting for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. 

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Turbinia Gallery 

The Turbina gallery - home to Turbinia, once the fastest steam ship in the world - is licenced to hold ceremonies for up to 100 guests. Alternatively you can dine alongside Turbinia or hold your drinks reception here whilst having photographs around the museum before a wedding breakfast in the Great Hall. 

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Science Maze

The Science Maze can be used to host a unique drinks reception after your ceremony or before your wedding breakfast begins. It is jam-packed with scientific puzzles and curiosities, which your guests will have the opportunity to play on while enjoying drinks and canapés. This gallery is also licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 30 guests. 

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Turbinia Café

The Turbinia café overlooks the Story of the Tyne gallery and can be used for more intimate wedding breakfasts, drinks and evening receptions as well as smaller wedding ceremonies for up to 100 guests. 

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We also have a number of smaller rooms available for wedding hire, please contact us to find out more. 

All photographs by Laurence Sweeney Photography


"A big thank you to everyone who made our wedding day perfect. You were extremely helpful with all our little requests and excellent on the day. Everyone commented how spectacular the Great Hall looked, we really couldn't have picked a more beautiful venue. All our guests had fun in the Science Maze whilst we got some amazing wedding photos in the museum. The canapés, wedding breakfast and evening buffet were all delicious. Everybody had an excellent time." 


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