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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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How can anyone complain about free and educational. What a great place and lots to see for both children and adults. Lovely clean airy place and nice gift shop, staff were also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

How can anyone complain about free and educational. What a great place and lots to see for both children and adults. Lovely clean airy place and nice gift shop, staff were also very approachable.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The model of the 80 miles of Hadrian's wall with interactive screens was informative and easily accessible. There has been great effort to make the museum attractive to children (there was a continuous flow of school parties while we were there) with the result there is often insufficient information for the adult visitor.

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Bedford
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you've visited many natural history museums they do get a bit samey. However, this one is well setup and designed but small. Worth a visit.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great place whether you have young children or are a couple of oldies. Lots to see, lots to do a must for all the family. Its wonderful having this place to bring our many visitors here, they all love the shop!!!

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Myself, my partner and our 4 daughters aged 5-10 visited the hancock museum and everyone loved it. The stuff on display is great and their was also live creatures too (snakes, fish, newts) The t-rex and dinosaur section was a major win for the kids. This is a great museum and for absolute free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We shall start with my five year old sons review of The Great North Museum ( The Hancock Museum). "I thought museums were boring , but this is awesome !" We all found it a great day out and stoped at the restaurant and found it to be reasonable price wise. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Selangor, Malaysia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have visited this museum three times-once on every visit to Newcastle. It is located a 5 minute walk from Newcastle city centre. The museum building looks nice and has a very welcoming feel to it. Many of the items being exhibited look very interesting and make me curious to view all sections in the museum. The museum exhibits objects... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited with my family, our one year old loved the animal exhibit. Great selection of exhibits and it's free.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's a good place to spend a couple of the hours with the family, could do with a with some more interactive displays, but there's only so much you can do with a load of stuffed animals and I think they have done the best they can with their exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a great museum for all ages and has something to offer everyone. There is a planitarium upstairs which you pay for but the films are really good, especially pre historic sea creatures! Well worth a trip on a rainy day or a dry day. Beware the T Rex

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