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The Great North Museum

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
0191 222 6765
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited today, a bank holiday with my 3 year old nephew. Museum is well laid out, plenty for young children and adults. The museum staff were amazing, really helpful and friendly especially with my nephew. However, the cafe was a disappointment, the coffee was terrible and the lady serving didn't crack a smile once let alone attempt conversation. It was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

this is a truly fantastic museum, I have been coming for visits since I was a child and watched the changes over time. This is the best I have ever seen it presented and there is so much for the children to do. During summer there is always a demonstration, interactive show for the bairns and my grandchildren enjoy coming... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit if you enjoy lots of history. They have lots of different exhibits, from dinosaurs, Greeks, Romans and an interesting display about Hadrian's Wall. We spent a good 3 hours wandering around and didn't see all it had to offer.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As a family of two adults and one 4 yr old we enjoyed this free museum. It was fun, modern and the staff were helpful from the beginning. Thanks for fab visit!

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The museum is good with exhibition on the Hadrian's wall. Tge rest of the museum seem to be in a disarray. Ice and Iron age and Anglo-Saxon exhibits are dismal. It seems that there is a need to rethink the museum layout. The locker charged also a non-refunded £1.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had pretty much a full day here with my 3 year old on Tuesday. We took part in the free activities and played in the mouse house! The whole thing is free and there is a lot to see, she particularly enjoyed seeing the dinosaurs and walking through the 'journey to the afterlife' tunnel. It can get very busy and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I remember this museum from my childhood being full of stuffed birds, the birds are still there along with a great mix of other interests ranging from egyptian mummies to dinosaurs to the roman wall. It is a bit of a mish mash but the kids seem to love it, plenty to keep them interested and a good way to... More

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N.wales
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The museum was very confusing as it was hard to work out which bits related to what, no signs saying which way to go around and there was an awful lot of stuff crammed into the rooms. The main problem on my visit was not really the museums fault but the amount of screaming idiotic children who were allowed to... More

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Staffs. UK.
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315 reviews 315 reviews
6 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a really good place to while away a couple of hours while in the centre of Newcastle. Lots of natural history, well laid out - an eclectic mix of lots of interesting exhibits. Loved all the stuff on Hadrian's Wall ! Don't be put off by some of the less than positive reviews ( heaven knows what they... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have been going to this museum for over 50 years. It was revamped a few years ago and I love it! Displays on natural history, Greeks, Romans (especially as they were in the area), Egyptians. There is also a planetarium, gift shop and cafe. Lots to keep kids interested and they're learning at the same time. It's handy for... More

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