Getting Here

Tyne & Wear Archives can be found on the ground floor of Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4JA. Please walk, cycle or use public transport when you can to help the environment.

By Metro

The nearest Metro station is Central Station. Tyne & Wear Archives is a five minute walk from here, inside Discovery Museum which is well signposted. Head west along Neville Street/Westmorland Road. 

Tyne and Wear Metro is our official Travel Partner.

By bus

Discovery Museum is about a five minute walk from Central Station train, Metro and bus station. The museum is well signposted.

Please contact the Nexus traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit the traveline website for more information about public transport.

By car


There is limited pay and display parking available directly outside the museum in Blandford Square, but this tends to fill very quickly, especially on busy days such as 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.