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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  • An updated modern version of a museum with plenty of local and national items to see and themed in terms of past history. Some activities especially for children and well worth a visit for everyone wh...  more »
  • Nice museum, very good for local flora and fauna and roman history. The ancient Egypt and Greece sections were an added bonus. Staff seem to be very good at interacting with small children. Coffee fro...  more »
  • Called in here over the Christmas break and it was really good. Lots of interesting exhibits and loads of activities and very educational for kids. Love the T Rex of course :) 
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  • I was booked for a charity event here, and everyone was so friendly and very helpful, the intial setup went great and smoothly thank's to the great help from all staff here.
  • Great museum about living beings and biology in general. The t-rex is amazing! They have two cafes and a planetarium in which you can see some shows for a really competitive price.
  • Always been one of my favourite museums. Free entry, big range of exhibits, several eating options and very child friendly
  • A fantastic amenity in the city. The kids absolutely love the collections, especially the animals!
  • Great place not only for children but also very interesting for adults. There is a little play room for children to enjoy before exploring the museum where you can see all sort of animal esxibits, explore roman times, have an insite in dinosaur era, learn more about entient egypt ets ets. There is also a cafe which is always a bonus!