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The Great North Museum

Great North Road | Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
+44 191 208 6765
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Hancock's Half Hour and a Bit

A wide open museum with ancient history of the roman wall, zoology, all sorts of stuff. Truckie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ajm549
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Lovely afternoon

We spent a lovely afternoon here in the summer. So much to see and do for all ages. We bought a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jade J
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The Great North Museum: Hancock at Newcastle University is North East England's premier museum of natural history, archaeology, geology and world cultures.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hadrian's wall” (71 reviews)
“t rex” (34 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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

A wide open museum with ancient history of the roman wall, zoology, all sorts of stuff. Truckie tours for little kids are a great way of keeping them amused. Allow 40 mins with kids and up to 2 hours for a leisurely stroll for adults....More

Thank ajm549
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon here in the summer. So much to see and do for all ages. We bought a ticket to a film in the Planetarium and were overwhelmed by how immersed we were. The table tennis outside was a lovely touch and...More

Thank Jade J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to GNM. With a three year old dinosaur fanatic in tow, the T-Rex skeleton was worth the visit alone. The little man loved it and both he and I also enjoyed looking at the various stuffed animals/ animal models and...More

Thank Katy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed something to do on our son's day off midweek, so decided to do this as it's easy to get to, and it offered a planetarium at a very cheap price (my husband says they are very expensive to run). We had a coffee...More

Thank seawife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip to a small and well-curated museum. Children enjoyed the compactness of it and felt a sense of achievement that they covered the majority of the exhibits; hard to achieve in the larger London museums. Planetarium visit worth doing and reasonably priced. Particularly enjoyed...More

Thank CatherineSt
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the fantastic review Catherine. That's a really interesting point about children's experiences of much bigger museums in London. Hope you can join us again in the future. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is not very big, it's actually quite small if you compare it to the major museums in cities like London or Paris. However, it is still very interesting and worth your time to pay it a visit. It houses a broad range of...More

Thank Alexandre C
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review - small doesn't have to mean bad and we're glad you agree. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Northern Museum offers very interesting exhibitions especially for people who are interested in nature, history and settlements in former times. The exhibitions are well organized.

Thank Ingolf W
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words and 5-star review, it's much appreciated. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 13 October 2017

A beautiful building, fascinating museum and great event space with convenient cafe as too. Ideal for kids.

Thank Cooking_with_Capers
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review, do visit again in the future. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Based in Newcastle, United Kingdom, The Great North Museum is easily accessible via local transport, and the place to educate the whole family about the past. Prehistoric monsters | An Egyptian mummy | Ancient armoury and Ancient utensils, are just a few of the exhibits...More

Thank Robertbarnes1960
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the 5-star review - great to read about your visit. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2017

The old Hancock museum reborn great place if you are in town and have some spare time this is the place kids will love it

Thank neil c
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5-star review - we agree that kids love the museum! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

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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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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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