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The Great North Museum

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Address: Hancock Museum Great North Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
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+44 191 208 6765
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Entertaining a three year old

Excellent location good facilities lots to do very hands on lots to see a happy three year old who has asked to go back to see the big crab

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jackie S
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Newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location good facilities lots to do very hands on lots to see a happy three year old who has asked to go back to see the big crab

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We primarily focused on Hadrian's wall, and that was a good exhibit. The people in the gift shop filled us in on where to go (Wallsend) to view Hadrian's wall in the Newcastle area, and how to get there. Since it's a free museum, and has lots to interest kids, I recommend it for families.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free venue which is well maintained and of great educational value. Great for children as well as adults. There is a cafe which is reasonably priced.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely musaem very bright clean and well laid out, lots off animal exhibits and bones, nice pieces on Egypt including a mummy, very interesting and lots to see and do, well worth a visit very enjoyable, there's also a small cafe on ground floor, lovely coffee and muffin, soy milk as well which was a bonus and young girl serving... More 

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Thank 387kate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of rooms, different displays and themes. Some nice interactive parts. Some of the interactive touchscreen monitors didnt work. Good place to bring a family as lots to learn for them.

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Known as the Great North Museum and also the Hancock Museum, it offers free entry and plenty to see for adults and children alike. There is a very good collection with interactive displays. An extensive Hadrian's Wall display includes monumental stone, inscriptions and artifacts. Whilst there is an AV system for reading and translating the inscriptions, you generally cannot stand... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a trip to GNM to see the Bones exhibition. Very informative and lots of photo opportunities. Bones from the tiny Bat to a whales jaw bone. Who would have thought those cute BBC hippos would have frightening teeth. Go before it closes.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really my sort of museum but understand the excitement of poeple who like to see models of animals etc. Much hadrians wall stuff and lots of bits and pieces from the local area. Didnt excite me and it does seem to be suffering as many exhibits in renovation or not available. Great building and a nice cafe.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you ever needed to know about the Roman occupation of Britain under one roof! So much to see, allow a good 3-4 hours. Can be busy. Donations requested no fees.

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Great Ayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in half term with the kids, usual great permanent exhibition but also a special Bones and Skeleton exhibit to be enjoyed. Very informative and great environment

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