Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne

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The Great North Museum: Hancock opened in May 2009 and incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum, Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities and the Shefton Museum.

Highlights of the museum include mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium, a life-size T. Rex dinosaur skeleton, a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and much more!

The Museum also holds temporary exhibitions and a range of free events, from children's activities to lectures and evening events.

Free entry.
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  • Had a good visit here today. Its quite a big place and was super busy with loads of small kids. Was a nice enough place to visit but I was expecting more from photos of the place. A nice place to visi...  more »
  • Went with 2 under 10s they had quite a good time. They loved walking round and being able to touch all the displays. However it lacked things for kids to do. Even crayons and rubbings or a list of thi...  more »
  • I recently spent a happy morning in the museum, focusing my visit on two galleries, one based upon prehistoric finds and the other on ancient Greek artefacts. I found the museum to be very friendly an...  more »
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  • A fantastic place! I loved being there, I wish I had more time. I fell in love with the Hadrian's Wall exhibition. It was pure pleasure to walk among the relics of the past. The rest of the museum was also great, I could stay there forever.
  • Its had a complete overhaul with the exhibits displayed well. A large model of Hadrian's wall cuts across the lower ground floor and needs a rethink, however this is an outstanding museum to visit and a lot of thought and skill has been used in displaying its contents.
  • Nearing end of school holidays decided to take my 12 year old as he really getting bored he really enjoyed looking at relics of past and especially the planetarium with the world of prehistoric sea monsters being shown.The staff were very accommodating and very nice. A well spent couple of hours.
  • Very good museum to take the kids, plenty for them to do, it even has a small soft play room for the youngest to keep them occupied.. Above all its free and they run on donations.
  • Had a lovely family day out with the kids, they loved it and the interaction sections meant even the little ones were just as involved!! Would most definitely recommend!!

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