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.

**Road Improvement Works on St. James' Boulevard**

From Monday 18 January 2016 Newcastle City Council will commence 16 weeks of works to improve the junction of Westmorland Road and St. James’ Boulevard.

These improvements are to reduce the amount of accidents that occur at this junction as well as improving crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.

During the initial phase of these works there will be no access for pedestrians across St James’ Boulevard at this junction and pedestrians are advised to use the pedestrian crossing at Grainger Town multi-storey car park and Dance City.

There will also be realignment work which will restrict carriageway widths between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.


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 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 and follow these instructions due to the new road layout around Newcastle Central station.