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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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Very interesting. My son loved it. Even though it's not real stuff, they simulate and has interactive things. And best part is, it's free!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. My son loved it. Even though it's not real stuff, they simulate and has interactive things. And best part is, it's free!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for the family of all ages. It usually has different attractions inside as well as the usual displays of dinosaurs and various other animals and fish. My grandchildren love the mouse house, a small play area for smaller children. Still a bit too small to appreciate some of the other very interesting displays.They never get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Was the Hancock museum, now been overhauled and and modernised ( yes you can do that to a museum!). No parking but its easy to get to from the city centre/. a great way to spend 3-4 hours.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Been visiting this museum since I was a child and have recently visited with my grandchild still as exciting as ever.

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newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

little one loves this place from the dinosaurs to the mouse house everyone loves the interactive activity pods

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Yes it's free, so great for families with kids needing entertaining. Other than this, I've clearly missed whatever everyone else is raving about. I didn't feel that there was any real narrative to the collection, it was just several rooms with small groupings of related items. For me, a space this size would be better used with just a couple... More 

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gateshead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Popped in after being in Newcastle for lunch with my partner. Spent around a hour looking around its well worth a look if your in the area. It has a cafe plenty of seat's ok food, plenty to see around the 2 floors plenty of info of items & places. There are lots of school kids running around the teacher... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A good free museum for the family. Within walking distance from the Haymarket Metro station. Lots of eateries nearby.

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North East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

An excellent museum, and of course like all good museums it is free. It though well worth making a decent donation. My 6 year old daughter described it as 'awesome!' I agree. There is plenty to look as and everything looks brand new, well other than the slightly moth eaten lion. The natural history section is brilliant, and there are... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited today whilst visiting friends.wanted to take the grandson to see t rex dinosaur .what a brilliant day out .lots of animals to see and exhibits from roman times . Really educational for kids and adults alike .we enjoyed it better than london and it was free staff was very informative and made us welcome all they ask for is... More 

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Additional Information about The Great North Museum

Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
Phone Number: 0191 208 6765
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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