The British Science Festival

Bringing the latest in science discovery to a city near you


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Getting to Newcastle

Newcastle is easily accessible by rail from all over the UK and by plane from outside the UK. Newcastle International Airport has good travel links to the city centre by bus, Metro or train. For more information, please visit Metro Nexus. Newcastle Central Station is within a 20 minute walk of many of the venues, and also well connected by Metro to most Festival venues.

Venues and maps

Events at the British Science Festival take place in various venues across the city, with a large number of events taking place on the Newcastle University campus. Please see the links below for the maps.

Newcastle University Map

Other venues map


All venues are wheelchair accessible except where otherwise indicated. Please see Newcastle University's accessibiliy map for all accessible routes to buildings at Newcastle University, and access information for all other venues. You can also pick up maps from the Box Office or call the booking line on 08456 807 207.  

For anyone requiring further information about accessibility issues on the Newcastle University campus, please contact Dave Watt, Newcastle University Estate Support Service on 0191 222 7171.


There will be no parking available at Newcastle University or Northumbria University. The other venues map shows public parking areas close to the venues.


There will be various catering venues across campus, please see page 49 of the printed programme for more details.


There are lots of places to stay in Newcastle to suit all budgets and tastes.

A bespoke booking site for accommodation for the Festival through is available here

Please visit or NewcastleGatesheadInitiative Tourist Information site for more options and local information.