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"It might look like a toy, but it's a real boat, honest"

Mr Monkey in front of the Turbinia at the Discovery Centre Mr Monkey looking down on the Turbinia

Mr Monkey visited the Discovery Centre, where he found the Turbinia. This was built on Tyneside by Charles Parsons, and was the fastest thing on water in 1887.

You can read about the Discovery Centre at the Tyne and Wear Museums website.

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