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The Great North Museum

Hancock Museum Great North Road | Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
+44 191 208 6765
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION The Great North Museum: Hancock is closed temporarily (21 May - 21 June 2018 inclusive) while we install a major new exhibition. We reopen at 1pm on Friday 22 June 2018. The Great North Museum: Hancock at Newcastle University is North East England's premier museum of natural history, archaeology, geology and world cultures.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hancock Museum Great North Road | Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
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+44 191 208 6765
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great visit to this place it is free and it not far from the city centre of Newcastle. This place is very great displays with a lot of different information. It has the history Hadrian's wall to the Greeks and the Egyptians. This...More

Thank alexadams62
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited "the Hancock" in between appointments. It was nearly thirty years after my last time there. Wow has this place improved! Great layout and imaginative interactive displays. There was a big group of 5-6 year olds in and they were LOVING it. Staff there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went for a university assignment and managed to get all the information I needed just from the brief descriptions on the displays, and I needed to cover quite a lot of stuff! The fossil area is really cool

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to come to we absoloutly loved the display they have of hadrians wall. Wet impressed by it

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Model of Hadrian's Wall, surrounded by finds from the different sites along the wall, grouped by theme. Complements a trip to the Wall, and ideal for a wet day. Lots to see, and interactive screens mean you can go into more detail if you want....More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times but always with kids so it was nice just to spend some time wandering and looking at everything at my own pace. It's easy to lose a few hours here.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is absolutely brilliant! It has free entry and the only thing that you have to pay for is if you would like to enter space shows/planetarium which is fairy priced! This museum is fun and interesting for all ages being easy to access...More

Thank nbr224
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Free entry although a donation is advised. Love to visit this when I visit Newcastle very informative and lots to do for the whole family, say to spend 3 hrs here to see everything. Live snake which my little one loved and great entryway to...More

Thank Sarahwatson18
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Took my 4yr old here and she loved it. We only stayed for just over an hour before she started to get bored though. There is a lot to see but only if you have time to stop and read the accompanying notes with the...More

Thank Jamie G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on a wet bank holiday! Ideal place to go on such a day. It’s free and has plenty of different displays for the family to look at. The Egyptian mummy always fascinates us! There’s a good display of a Roman artefacts, relevant to the...More

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Malcolm T
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It's absolutely free!
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Linda W
21 February 2017|
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums | Property representative |
Hi Linda, Yes, there are two cafes in the museum. If you are considering bringing a packed lunch, please call the museum on 0191 208 6765 so that we can confirm whether a dedicated space is available on the day of your... More
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delayed answer - there are four accessible bays at the front of the museum for blue badge holders. If these are occupied, please ask the museum reception (0191 208 6765) and we will try to accommodate you... More
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