Getting Here

Tyne & Wear Archives can be found on the ground floor of Discovery Museum which is located on the very edge of Newcastle city centre, just off of St. James' Boulevard, making it very easy to get to by both public transport and car.

Please support us in our Environmental programme of work and walk, cycle or use public transport whenever it’s possible for you to do so.

Public transport

Discovery Museum is a short five minute walk from Newcastle Central station where national and local rail services depart as well as the Tyne & Wear Metro service and local bus services also operate from here. The museum is well signposted from the station, but ensure you head west along Neville Street/Westmorland Road and you can't miss us.

By car

There is limited pay and display parking available in Blandford Square, but this fills very quickly, especially on weekends and during the school holidays. We advise parking at the Grainger Town multi-storey car park located on Waterloo Street (opposite side of St. James' Boulevard to Discovery Museum).

From the south

Head over Redheugh Bridge (A189) following signs for city centre west and continue onto St. James' Boulevard. Discovery Museum is signposted from here.

From the North

Heading into the city centre from the north, follow signs for the football stadium, St. James' Park. On reaching the football stadium continue on the A189 south (St. James' Boulevard) and turn right onto Westgate Road followed by an immediate left into Blandford Square.

From the West

Coming along Scotswood Road (A695) into the west of the city, turn left onto St. James' Boulevard (A189) and follow signs to Discovery Museum from here.

From the East

If you are travelling from the east of the city, we recommend entering the city centre from the north and follow these instructions due to the new road layout around Newcastle Central station.