Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne

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The Great North Museum: Hancock is a museum of natural history and ancient civilisations in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.The museum was established in 1884 and was formerly known as the Hancock Museum. In 2006 it merged with Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery to form the Great North Museum. The museum reopened as the Great North Museum: Hancock in May 2009 following a major extension and refurbishment of the original Victorian building. The museum and most of its collections are owned by the Natural History Society of Northumbria, and it is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle University.LocationThe museum is located on the campus of Newcastle University, next to the Great North Road, and close to Barras Bridge. The nearest Tyne & Wear Metro station is Haymarket, and there is also a bus station at Haymarket.One of the Second World War air raid shelter openings into the Victoria Tunnel is beneath the grounds of the museum.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Very interedting exhibits, especially the wildlife photographs. Part was shut for updating, but rest was very good.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We went specially to see the Mithras exhibition, but were underwhelmed by what we saw and heard. There was very little of interest about this fascinating subject, and the commentary accompanying the P...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This museum near the university has a good display on Roman history concentrating of course on Hadrian's Wall. There are other sections on prehistoric Britain, the Saxons, Greek and Egyptian history a...  more »
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  • A fantastic free museum (donations welcomed) that is sure to keep all entertained! From the Romans, Egyptians and North East animals/birds, to the planetarium and of course, the dinosaurs! A quick stop in the Mouse House (a small soft padded play area) and a bite to eat in either the restaurant or cafĂ© to round it all off!
  • Both my children enjoy it here even though nothing changes , would be nice to have something different once in a while but we can't complain as happy children means a happy me. There is a lot to see & plenty of history for young minds to soak up and ask questions, learning with fun!
  • Brilliant place to take the kids with loads of interactive displays and helpful staff. There are tons of amazing displays that will take time to properly explorer.
  • Absolutely fantastic museum. The bones display was particularly interesting. Would highly recommend!
  • Took my son following an appointment ant hospital to cheer him up, we've been a few times and enjoy it every time. The latest exhibition on bones is pretty interesting.

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