Rocket returns to Tyneside

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Stephenson’s Rocket comes home to Newcastle as part of Great Exhibition of the North.


Robert Stephenson’s iconic locomotive Rocket will come home to Newcastle, on loan to Discovery Museum from the Science Museum Group as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.

Find out how this historic engine’s ground-breaking design heralded the birth of passenger railways and celebrate the region’s world-famous industrial heritage.

This exciting exhibit has been made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Image credit: Stephenson's Rocket Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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Venue: Discovery Museum

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  • Museum has 3 public lifts and stairs providing access to all floors.
  • Ramped access from lower ground to ground floor.
  • Disabled toilets on ground, 1st, 2nd and 4th floor.
  • Various induction loops fitted over the floors.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.

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