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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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Took my 6year old daughter here today and we really enjoyed it the minute you walk in your amazed by the animals and intresting experiments the staff do with the children. Theres... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took my 6year old daughter here today and we really enjoyed it the minute you walk in your amazed by the animals and intresting experiments the staff do with the children. Theres plenty to see and do and its really intresting. And its FREE which is great donations execpted which is must as we wouldnt have a great museum on... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is a favourite of my 4 year old grandson's. It has a really interesting mix of stuffed animals (all collected 100 years ago), dinosaur artefacts such as a replica real size t-rex and fossilised bones all found in the region. For anyone interested in Roman history there is a good display of items found on Hadrian's Wall. It's... More 

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Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fab family day out with our kids, from start to finish there was plenty to see and do, for the children it was awe inspiring. The staff were all great and approachable and the Hancock Cafe was nice. Great being free too, made the donation which I'm pleased to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Tremendously popular, we visited on a wet Monday during the school holidays and you could not move, that said better that than empty. My young grandson adores dinosaurs and this was manor from heaven to him. He loved putting his hand in the mouth of a dinosaur skull whilst making roaring noises at the same time. The hightlight had to... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took my son along for the autistic early opening of the museum, we had the first hour just for our special kids. The staff were great and my son loved exploring the museum. I hope another event like this is going to be a regular thing. It was good for us parents too as there was less stress on... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Such a good place for families! Informative and fun for everyone! Fantastic that it's free. It has a gift shop, coffee shop and many rooms full of artefacts. We loved the Hadrian's wall section, as it was a nice way to find out about our heritage. The rocks and gems section was awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

good exhibition and well documented especially for the kids, we now know all about the invertebrates and kids started collecting these species :-|

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit. Its free entry. The museum building is very impressive. It has a small gift shop. Several rooms displaying artifacts. See the mummy, very interesting. See the butterfly wall. Artifacts from hadrians wall, Egypt, roman times, the seashore etc. Very imformative display boards. What a treasure to find in the heart of newcastle. And... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I only visited this museum to pass a few hours, but was very happy to discover it had free entry and there was actually a good range of things to look at! There were lots of kids there so I would definitely recommend it for a family day out. It took just under two hours for me to walk around... More 

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Cleethorpes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited The Hancock Museum as my eldest, who is 12, said she'd like to go. So off we went. To say it is free to enter (with a suggested donation of £3 plus gift aid - duly paid), it is a great little museum. The dinosaur skeleton and real Egyptian mummy on display were a particular highlight. Also, the... More 

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