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The Great North Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Simple but fascinating

The Great North Museum is quite small and simple compared to some of the other offerings in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Srivats L
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Brilliant museum

Brilliant museum, really great exhibits for families. Very interesting Great to have some locker... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Starkreality1
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Scotland
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Temporary closure: 10-23 September 2018 (inclusive), for exhibition deinstall. Journey through 350 million years of evolution to discover the story of our planet and its people. From the pretty to the poisonous, the terrifying to the tiny, explore...more
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Great North Museum is quite small and simple compared to some of the other offerings in the country, but that doesn't mean its worthless. On the contrary, it offers a very interesting view of life in the area, particularly in the Roman period. Other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliant museum, really great exhibits for families. Very interesting Great to have some locker space to leave our shopping.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Starkreality1
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the 5-star review. We appreciate that you used our lockers, every penny towards the museum counts! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Fun. And loads to see can not fault. Nothing. There is an gift shop and cafe. Lovely places to visit. If you like. All animals and bones

Date of experience: October 2018
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for a wonderful 5-star review. Please do carry on visiting! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ace Museum, Good for whellchairs and all ages. Good animal and Hadrians wall exhibits and world culture displays.

Date of experience: November 2018
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the 5-star review, we really do appreciate it. Especially pleased to read your comments on wheelchair accessibility. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly liked the way the Roman memorial relics had a link to a Roman person so you knew more about them. dinosaur was pretty impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marg826
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for the 5-star review. So glad to read that you enjoyed the interpretation in our Hadrian's Wall gallery. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is pretty impressive and the best part is, it's free! I really enjoyed looking at all the different exhibits, which were too many to name. A great thing to do with kids. I will say that I was there on a day when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SaraBourque
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the 4-star review! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perfect size to get round in half a day so not too tiring. Some school trips were there but it wasn't a problem. The ground floor has a delightful collection of fossils, The Hadrians wall exhibition, The amazing living planet section and The ice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beatrice-TA
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the very kind words and 5-star review. We hope that you will visit us again in the future. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was an amazing place that presented wide range of topics with immersive displays. The use of visual projections and videos made you feel like you were in history such as the projection of Egyptian afterlife, the depictions of Newcastle during roman period and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Parvez Z
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the wonderful 5-star review; a pleasure to read! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 30 October 2018

This Museum is free to enter, absolutely MASSIVE and filled with educational goodies to fill your little ones brains. Once you've been, you'll want to go again. Would recommend this to anyone visiting the city and to anyone who wants something fun to do whilst...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Daniel for the fantastic 5-star review; so nice to read. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 29 October 2018

I visited this museum yesterday for the first time in ages. It was very worthwhile with plenty to see. Children can be kept occupied here for ages. It’s free to visit and there are lots of interesting things to see. Hadrian Wall occupies a large...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5-star review; great to read that you have visited us again after so long. Make sure to come along in 2019 when we're hosting Dippy the Dinosaur. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

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MalcolmT201
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It's absolutely free!
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20 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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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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