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Opening Times & Prices

Discover will be temporarily closed from 11 April - 23 July 2016, whilst we undertake major refurbishment works to our building, including building a new Story Trail, space for pre-schoolers, a Dr. Seuss exhibition and a new café.

Opening times from 23 July 2016:

Every day, Monday - Sunday: 10am-5pm

Monday - Thursday during term-time: Ground Floor Story Trail open to the general public with exhibition sessions at 3:15 & 4:15pm

Family Fridays (NEW): All floors open to the general public only

Weekends and school holidays: All floors open to the general public (on Saturdays the First Floor Story Trail will open from 11:15am)

Discover will be closed on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 July for testing.

Discover will be closed for Christmas from Sat 24 - Mon 26 December 2016 (inclusive) and Sun 1 January 2017.

The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss:

Saturday 23 July 2016 - September 2017

Monday - Thursday during term-time: 3:15 & 4:15pm

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays: 10:15, 11:15am, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15pm.

Exhibition sessions last approximately 40 minutes. 

Please note that events are prebookable Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm on 020 8536 5555 and every day online at www.discover.org.uk. There will be a £1.00 booking fee for all bookings. We regret we cannot take bookings on the day of the event. We operate to the Newham school holiday timetable.

Admission prices:

When Discover re-opens from Saturday 23 July 2016 we will be increasing our prices as follows:

  • Adult/Child: £6.50
    Adult/Child with Gift Aid: £7.15
  • Concessions/Newham Residents: £5
    Concessions/Newham Residents with Gift Aid: £5.50
  • Family ticket (4 people): £22
    Family ticket (4 people) with Gift Aid: £24.20
  • Concession/Newham Resident family ticket (4 people): £18
    Concession/Newham Resident family ticket (4 people) with Gift Aid: £19.80
  • Children under 2: FREE

Prices include admission to Discover's Story Trail and Story Garden, The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss exhibition and events. However, we recommend that you book your exhibition session and any events in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.

For ticketing Terms and Conditions please see here.

Please note Discover require a 1 adult to 5 children ratio at all times.

Gift Aid logo


Discover is a charity and if you are a UK taxpayer you can help us. The entry fee for Gift Aid includes a voluntary donation of an additional 10%, which allows us to claim Gift Aid Tax Relief on the full admission price.  As a UK taxpayer should you pay less income tax or capital gains tax in the year on the donation, you will be responsible to pay any difference.

To enable us to put on our programme of activities, mount our exhibitions, maintain the building and cover all the overheads that are associated with running a venue, we have increased our prices by £1.50 for adults and children aged 2 and above. Our concession price – available for all Newham residents - has risen by 50p. 

Please note that this is the first increase to our prices since 2013.  We are always reluctant to increase admission but it now costs more to run Discover than it did three years ago. Especially as we are now creating an additional floor with more creative play, more space for pre-schoolers to enjoy during the week, opening seven days a week with an hour longer at weekends and a separate café from the reception area. The actual cost of a visit to Discover is £14 per person and as a registered charity we need to raise over £400,000 per year to support the costs of running the venue and our literacy programmes.

This price increase will be in effect from Saturday 23 July 2016 (including pre-bookings).