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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have visited the Hancock a number of times with my 3 year old daughter. She loves it here and can stand watching the dinosaur bones for hours. Personally, I think the exhibitions are aimed toward more older children and adults for which it is brilliant

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Great North Museum on a wet day in August. There is a car park slightly further up the road it is on, over the traffic lights. I'd avoid the hospital car park. Entry to the museum is free. The museum is set over two floors, and contains a reasonable range of study items. There are natural history... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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