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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 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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grandson's day out

what a lovely museum, great for the kids and above all "Free" dinosaur relics and roman wall paraphernalia.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
dramsman
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

what a lovely museum, great for the kids and above all "Free" dinosaur relics and roman wall paraphernalia.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice exhibition , lots of info on skeletons and the animal that use them . The spot the animal sheet was good , easy to use . The animations , by Roots and Wings were very interesting and levelled really well at the Audience , entertaining my 5 yr old grandaughters and her 33 yr old Uncle!!!! I learnt a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always think of it as the Hancock (still). A museam of distinction with geology, sceience, natuaral history and Egyptology. There is aslo a Bewick Library which is accessible some days. And a planetarium! Plenty for children and adults to see.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Eric for the 5-star review. We will always be the Hancock to many people but a new generation now knows and loves the Great North Museum. We certainly haven't forgotten our amazing heritage, though. It's nice of you to mention the library on the second floor which is a treasure trove, certainly. I hope you will visit again soon.... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst back up in Newcastle over christmas my family and i came to the Hancock museum as my Nephew had wrote a poem about meadows for his school. It was free entry, Bonus!! and there were donation boxes too. We had a good look round and finally found the poem upstairs. My sisters and i have been here before with... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Abbey for the lovely review and I'm really glad you enjoyed the Save our Magnificent Meadows display. You are always welcome to spend time here whenever you are back in town. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An updated modern version of a museum with plenty of local and national items to see and themed in terms of past history. Some activities especially for children and well worth a visit for everyone when you need to be indoors.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks George for a wonderful 5-star review. I'm glad that you like the Great North Museum in its modern guise and hope you will come again soon. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum, very good for local flora and fauna and roman history. The ancient Egypt and Greece sections were an added bonus. Staff seem to be very good at interacting with small children. Coffee from the cafe was pretty good too!

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review Noel, I will pass on your kind words to my staff. Do visit us again soon! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here over the Christmas break and it was really good. Lots of interesting exhibits and loads of activities and very educational for kids. Love the T Rex of course :)

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Thank 1001North
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for a fabulous review. We don't know of many people that don't love the T. rex! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Newcastle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is filled to the brim with animals of all varieties from butterflies that are well presented, to a shark's head and even Dinosaur skeletons, there is also some nice history of the region that talks about the time the Romans were in charge. Another great museum to visit.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for a brilliant 5-star review, we're so grateful. I hope that you will visit us again soon - you might like to know that we have a new exhibition about animal bones open currently. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Great North with our grandchildren and it was fantastic. So educational but so much fun the three of them along with us had an absolutely wonderful time. It's one of the places you really must visit with or without children there is so much to see.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Joyce for an excellent review. We're proud that this is a place where people of all ages can learn something and have fun at the same time. Be sure to check out our new exhibition on animal bones which opened a week ago. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

.........But now its even better, all my old favourite exhibits are there, plus lots lots more! Well worth a visit with children from 3 to 93 (I used to take my oldies there when I took them out on trips)

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, I'm delighted that you are still visiting the museum 40 years on! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

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