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The Great North Museum

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The Great North Museum

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Hancock Museum Great North Road Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT England
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The tour offers more sights than some other tours of the beautiful city of Newcastle. On it you will hear about the history of the city from the Iron Age to present day, and also about some of the city's more interesting characters.<br><br>The tour is less than 4km, does include some steps, and some uneven pavement.<br><br>Please come prepared according to the weather forecast for that day. <br><br>In the event of bad weather, please contact me through the message option here on TripAdvisor to see if the tour is still going ahead. Weather cancellations will be very rare.
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cordelia2512 wrote a review Oct 2020
Durham, United Kingdom153 contributions105 helpful votes
Although some areas were closed, and touch screens turned off, the Museum gave us an interesting 90 minutes (be aware that pre-booking is necessary and that it closes briefly twice during the day for cleaning) Entry is free although a £5 donation is requested The open exhibitions are mainly related to the Roman Hadrians Wall, Paleontology, Egyptian and Iraq. We found the exhibits in the temporary Iraq exhibition astonishing, due to their age and meaning. There is also an Atomhawk exhibition (a local manga) It was fun to think that Newcastle had once been on the Equator and to see the fossilised tree /fern stumps As always in Newcastle, the staff were friendly and helpful
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Anthony S wrote a review May 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom10 contributions
This family museum has lots to do with plenty to entertain young and old. There are a lot of visual exhibits spread across two floors (and a library on the third). Free entry with boxes available for donations. Only bad point is that a lot of the touch screen computer type displays ran extremely slowly and did not react to user input anywhere near well enough making them all but unusable. This doesn't really detract from a great place to visit though, whether you have a spare twenty minutes or three hours. Haymarket metro is a few minutes walk or there is on street parking close by (which you have to pay for).
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Date of experience: April 2020
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PaNoMaKi D wrote a review May 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands10 contributions1 helpful vote
Not massive, but a good collection of everything and well suited for kids (9-14 years). Good place to go to when the weather turns bad!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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B 🐝 wrote a review Feb 2020
Middleton in Teesdale, United Kingdom247 contributions71 helpful votes
We visited as a young family and had an excellent afternoon exploring. Our children are 6 and 10 and they loved finding out interesting facts, filling in the worksheet given at reception and learning from the vast array of collections. The museum lends itself to children and I’ll definitely recommend it to friends with children of a similar age.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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AWatson1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cumbria, United Kingdom144 contributions16 helpful votes
myself and a friend and her family came here when the museum had the dippy dinosaur on tour here. We all had a great time, the children were amazed at just how big the dinosaur was. We were able to come and go in the dinosaur room as we liked (even though we had to book tickets for a certain time). there are lockers available for a small charge, and plenty of room for wheelchairs, as well as many lifts. there is alot to see here as well as trails for the children to do. the food prices were abit over priced.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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