The Discovery Museum

Contract Value
Newcastle City Council
Form of Contract
JCT Intermediate 2016

Robert Stephen’s locomotive ‘Rocket’ was displayed at the Discovery Museum’s Grade II listed building in Newcastle as Part of the Great Exhibition of the North. Works were required to improve the entrance and construct a new podium to display the Rocket.

The Museum was displayed Robert Stephenson’s Rocket for three months as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.

Works to the museum involved the removal of the existing entrance and replacement with 2 new 4m high curved glass doors and side screens. This increase in entrance size was to accommodate the Rocket and larger exhibits in the future.

New entrance matting was fitted, and paving works completed to the front of the building. During the works the main entrance was closed and an alternative entrance opened allowing the museum to remain operational throughout the duration of the scheme.

Darren Warneford

Director of Customer Relations, Esh Group

North East

T:0191 377 4570

Alistair Gill

Pre-Construction Director
Esh Build, Living & Facilities


T:0113 399 3030

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