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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  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • I visited this museum after listening to a British History podcast. The museum has a lot to see so I imagine anyone would find something of interest. The natural history areas are visually stunning wi...  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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