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The Great North Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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For all ages!

A perfect size to get round in half a day so not too tiring. Some school trips were there but it... read more

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
amazing place to visit

The museum was an amazing place that presented wide range of topics with immersive displays. The... read more

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Parvez Z
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Temporary closure: 10-23 September 2018 (inclusive), for exhibition deinstall. Journey through 350 million years of evolution to discover the story of our planet and its people. From the pretty to the poisonous, the terrifying to the tiny, explore...more
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Hancock Museum Great North Road | Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
+44 191 208 6765
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Reviewed today

A perfect size to get round in half a day so not too tiring. Some school trips were there but it wasn't a problem. The ground floor has a delightful collection of fossils, The Hadrians wall exhibition, The amazing living planet section and The ice...More

Thank Beatrice-TA
Reviewed today

The museum was an amazing place that presented wide range of topics with immersive displays. The use of visual projections and videos made you feel like you were in history such as the projection of Egyptian afterlife, the depictions of Newcastle during roman period and...More

Thank Parvez Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Museum is free to enter, absolutely MASSIVE and filled with educational goodies to fill your little ones brains. Once you've been, you'll want to go again. Would recommend this to anyone visiting the city and to anyone who wants something fun to do whilst...More

Thank Daniel w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum yesterday for the first time in ages. It was very worthwhile with plenty to see. Children can be kept occupied here for ages. It’s free to visit and there are lots of interesting things to see. Hadrian Wall occupies a large...More

Thank Topman4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hancock museum is free to enter (although a donation is recommended) and is well worth a visit. The museum includes a number of great artefacts including the best selection of Hadrian’s Wall stones I have ever seen. The museum is easy to get around...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum absolutely needs no introduction. If you are a proud northerner like I am, then why haven't you come and visited this place yet?

Thank hubcap207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is free entry but with a recommended £5 donation. There is a selection of exhibits talking through Roman history of the area, natural history and some other interesting bits. Is worth a visit and a good way to spend a couple of hours...More

Thank jnash84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we took our 5 year old daughter for a walk around the museum. Couldn't actually fault the displays, facts and info. I would definitely recommend a visit and I would go back. Downside... we decided at 16:50 to head for the exit as we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hancock Museum is a 5 minute walk from a public carpark (Claremont Road) Great place to take youngsters on a rainy day. Free entry but £5.00 donation is advised but not enforced. Fun and educational. Not great if you're offended by taxidermy. Tearoom, giftshop....More

Thank C6619LLrobw
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Some fantastic historical displays very polite staff an all round good, cheap day out; especially if you have children. Parking isn’t an issue also

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Response from Jean A | Reviewed this property |
It's absolutely free!
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums | Property representative |
Hi Linda, Yes, there are two cafes in the museum. If you are considering bringing a packed lunch, please call the museum on 0191 208 6765 so that we can confirm whether a dedicated space is available on the day of your... More
3 July 2016|
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delayed answer - there are four accessible bays at the front of the museum for blue badge holders. If these are occupied, please ask the museum reception (0191 208 6765) and we will try to accommodate you... More