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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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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 yesterday

It was the 1st visit in Newcastle as we had heard so much about it. We were not disappointed. Well laid out and easy to follow the items on display. A Must.

Thank richardlaw26
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited here today. We were greeted warmly at the entrance by a host. We spent just short of two hours wandering around looking at the various displays. I agree with earlier reviews that some areas could do with being lit better...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Used to love going here as a kid. Took my 3yr old niece one day and the main room with all the animals were covered up for an exhibition that showed bikes/model boats and a space suit. That was a shame cause she could see...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is really great to take children and teenagers to. Particularly during summer they have exhebitions and programmes to keep them emgahed. It is a museum of natural history and ancient civilisation. The location is in the city centre and easily accessable by metro. It...More

Thank Zara I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice small, free museum but you can not spend that much time there. Once you have seen the limited exhibitions once they are not good enough to go back again either. They do have an okay planetarium but that was closed on...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Living close to Newcastle, it is great to see all these interesting exhibits displayed in the City from various parts of the country especially Dr Helen Sharman's spacesuit, The only problem we had was that my wife is partially sighted and it was impossible for...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to the renamed museum. Good city centre location easily accessible from the Haymarket bus station and Haymarket Metro. The museum has a range of very different exhibits something for everyone. Although the exhibits are well spaced out some of the explanatory notices...More

Thank Julia D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living locally this was our first choice for a GNE visit. The special exhibits, many of a scientific nature were fascinating amongst the regular "natural history" exhibits. I, however, found the labelling of the exhibits poor because not only was the text white on a...More

Thank Tynes1der
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun for all the family. Lots of different exhibits ranging from historical to scientific - some of which are interactive.

Thank NCCNottingham
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited before and once again it was spoiled by screaming hysterical school children. The noise was ear splitting and coupled with the annoying background noise in the place it was like torture. In fact we came out before we saw everything as the noise...More

Thank Janinnwales
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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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