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The Great North Museum

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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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All reviewshadrian's wallt rexstuffed animalsnatural historyancient egyptegyptian mummiesroman artefactsfree entryinteresting exhibitsgift shopfew hourscouple of hoursrainy dayall ageshalf termon displaygreat visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of really varied and interesting exhibits, we spent a good amount of time wandering around. Wasn't too busy despite the schools being off. Big plus for me was that there was a good amount of seating dotted about (I have joint problems) which meant...More

Thank Lwy9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the Egyptian, ancient Greeks and Romans exhibits most interesting but the majority easy to pass by as a sole adult. A bit too many kids for my liking but good for a rainy day as it was. Free to enter.

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good free museum with lots of different displays. However, curation is weird - trying to follow a theme can be difficult, as you move from e.g. fossils through to space exploration within the same set of displays. It’s a minor gripe, though - the...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son went here as a young child, even now at 11 yrs old, he still enjoys it. Lots to see and do. Fun time

Thank uknannyusa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to go here every week when I was a child, full of magical things you never knew eisted from all over the world, fantastic.

Thank espengmbh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the Great North Museum as part of the Get North exhibition, to see the show Which Way North. It’s a cornucopia of Northern artefacts and ideas, beautifully designed and put together. Damien Hirst’s shark, Emily Wilding Davison’s writing, Jess Ennis Hills gold...More

Thank Simonr1295
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at reception were welcoming and helpful, but we found that the layout of the museum was confusing, and there was no discernible theme in any of the rooms. For example, Hadrian's Wall exhibits next to a Spacesuit, Natural History exhibits shoulder to shoulder...More

Thank MickC115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our daughter aged 2 and nephews aged 1 and 3. I remember as a child visiting the hancock alot and loving every single visit. I was looking forward to talking my own daughter and was left very disappointed. The atmosphere and magic...More

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really good place to visit. An informative museum with a superb exhibitions. . Well worth a visit - and it's free!

Thank simonblonde2017
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the 5-star review Simon, very much appreciated. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun times at the Hancock today. We did the quiz trying to find the items of interest. It was good fun and kept the children engaged. The museum has been hijacked to display all of the Great North items. We parked on the street at...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the 5-star review, great to read that your children we engaged by the exhibition. Please do visit us again when we reopen. Best wishes, Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

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31 July 2017|
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Response from Jean A | Reviewed this property |
It's absolutely free!
Linda W
20 February 2017|
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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