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The Great North Museum

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Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
Phone Number: 0191 208 6765
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great small Museum with plenty to see

For a relatively small space - this Museum has got a lot packed in - it reminded me of The Natural History Museum. Some really good local history pieces as well as interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kate B
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For a relatively small space - this Museum has got a lot packed in - it reminded me of The Natural History Museum. Some really good local history pieces as well as interesting animal displays. LOVE that there were fish tanks and interactive pieces. We have visited several times since moving to Newcastle. I can imagine it would be great... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible selection of natural history, well presented and thought out in an engaging manner. I'm not normally particularly interested in museums but found the Great North Museum really good and spent a lot of time there, using the interactive exhibits and going through their different exhibitions and zones. Well worth a trip.

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Thank grintoul
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we sometimes pop in when in the toon. free to get in[donation suggested] and well worth a visit. good hadrians wall display and lots of local history. personally I think they should bring back the piranha tank on the way in[i'm going back a few years here] and change it's name back to Hancock Museum immediately.

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Thank helen h
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been several times as My little girl loves this museum. There's loads to see and has a children's play area as soon as you come into the museum

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Thank july232013
Durham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Hancock ( as this place used to be called ) every couple of years for the last decade with my children. It is an interesting place to visit with plenty of learning about history, geography, culture and natural history. There is more than enough to keep children and adults occupied for a few hours. I... More 

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

Hello Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our museum. It is great to hear what your family enjoyed about the museum. We’re proud of the world-class Roman artefacts we have on show. HRH Queen Elizabeth II also added her name to the Hadrian’s Wall exhibit when she officially opened the new museum. We also appreciate... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the grandchildren and on entering their first words were WOW!, we all enjoyed it, so much to see, fantastic exhibits, the kids loved the great interactive computers and the T Rex replica skeleton, a great place for adults and kids, we all had fun and learned a lot we will be back.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots more to see here than we expected. Very nicely presented displays and obviously popular with local children.

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Thank 967Blossom967
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am highly recommend to go. Been last week , a few days ago, the place so big , easy pass by wheel chair , also the staff so friendly .

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Gateshead
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great North Museum is awesome. It's free and theres so much to see and do. The planetarium isn't free but is a brilliant attraction. This museum still has alot of its old charm but has a new modern chic now. All places to eat serve lovely food and coffee. It will keep children busy for half a day (maybe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum was fantastic, we decided to have lunch in cafe. My wife ordered soup and I ordered a panni . My twin boys got a children meal and a cake. They had finished there meal and we're getting board, the cook arrived and started to clean away the tray. We then asked when our order would arrive and the had... More 

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