Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne

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4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Well worth visiting either with children or without and it is free. You could spend all day in here and the cafe is reasonable. 
  • visited here and had good time,plenty to look at and something for everyone.loved the big t-rex.good egyptian section. 
  • This is a real treasure trove of exciting exhibits and artefacts for everyone. My two year old grandchild was fascinated by what he saw and it's the kind of place he can come to for years and build on...  read more »
  • An excellent museum and an aspiring addition to the city of Newcastle. You can easily lose a couple of hours around here. There is a cafe and amenities provided. Famous for its T-Rex replica.
  • The Hancock museum in Newcastle is very nice. The children love it. The only fault for me is that some areas have very dark lighting and this could be better. The children loved adding their names to the Roman wall.
  • Great afternoon out. Free entry, lots of Roman local history and natural history. Great cafe and all easy to get to.
  • This is a great place to take kids. Ours lives walking around and looking at all the exhibits. The play area is okay, but loses some of its charm when more than 6 or 7 kids are there.
  • The kids love this place. Enjoyable to add your brick in the Roman wall and see the Egyptian mummies too
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