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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
Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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305 reviews 305 reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Rhos on Sea, North Wales
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a museum that is lost and needs to find an identity. What is it about, why does it exist? I am afraid it is a confusing museum. Our visit not helped by parents who could not control their children. You do not expect children to be quite but you do not expect them to be allowed to run... More

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Free museum, you only need to pay to see a show in the planetarium. Museum was great for all ages, with plenty to look at, and enough information without overloading my brain.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not bad. Free and interesting. The only disappointing part being that the museum concentrates too hard on creating an 'image' of having dinosaur bones, safari animals, reptiles etc. Most of which are fake when you look up close (understandably). But it takes the point out of seeing them. Although with this criticism in hand, there are also a large amount... More

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