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The Great North Museum
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US$10,60*
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City Sightseeing Newcastle Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: IMPORTANT INFORMATION The Great North Museum: Hancock is closed temporarily (21 May - 21 June 2018 inclusive) while we install a major new exhibition. We reopen at 1pm on Friday 22 June 2018. The Great North Museum: Hancock at Newcastle University is North East England's premier museum of natural history, archaeology, geology and world cultures.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We have been coming here at various times over more than 70 years. The new layout and reconfiguration of the various natural history and regional history sectors have been very well achieved with well written captions and notices. It must be especially exciting for the many youngster and small children who were clearly enjoying themselves. Good little shop. Helpful staff too. A happy piece of our pilgrimage.

Thank Bryan C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A great museum with donation entry.

The exhibits are varied and informative with something for everyone.

The cafe and shop are reasonably priced and both offer a good range of choices!

Thank rubys7688
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Had Family visit from down south, not been here since early 00's and not since it's been done out so thought we'd have a look around!

There are some really interesting displays mostly relating to local history & wildlife, and prehistoric & ancient history. Although not a very big museum, there is a lot packed into each area with informative displays.

There is a lot to interest kids, however to maybe improve that area, a few more interactive type of displays you get in places such as centre of life or Science Museum in London wouldn't go a miss at some point.

There was a planetarium however we didn't go as a show was already on and we wanted to avoid the cities bad rush hour traffic!

Overall worth a visit!

Thank BSutherland91
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

A great day out with friends and family. We visited the normal exhibitions and had lunch before heading the Bee event. The staff were very friendly, the food in the restaurant was reasonably priced and tasty. Something for all ages and interests. You could make your visit as long or as short as you want. It’s free entry with suggested donations which makes it accessible for all. Due to the changing exhibitions it’s the sort of place you could quite easily visit a couple or times a year or even more frequently and see something different each time.

Thank Jayne F
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this on a very cold day glad to get the kids out of the house and do something indoors-y. This fit the bill perfectly. It's run on donations so pay what you can afford. We did really enjoy it although the 7 and 11 year old found it a little boring. There could be a few more interactive things and the interactive things that were there a few didn't work.

I would recommend to the museum to get the kids more involved I would definitely suggest something like a fact seek and find sheet. These don't cost a lot and most people will happily pay a small fee for them. We have had these at historic properties before and they work really well for getting the kids involved.

However there is a lot to see and you can't argue with the price.

Thank KL_Caley
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