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The Great North Museum

Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
Phone Number: 0191 222 6765
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Hours:
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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English first
Southwell, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Visitted this museum a couple of weeks ago when picking up my daughter fromUni. Really nice friendly staff, good disabled access, well laid out and interesting exhibits. Loved the Egyptian relics and the Roman artefacts. Well worth spending an hour or two here if visiting the city centre.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The cafe is fine if you are visiting the Hancock museum and want to stop off for a cuppa and cake. The kids sandwich box is ok but the hot meals are poor since they changed the menu about a year ago.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely museum, very child friendly, hands on with loads of things children can do and space to run around. Café and excellent toilet and disabled facilities. Free event both child friendly and for adults. Excellent day out.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I'm admittedly a bit of a history buff. I loved visiting the Hancock museum in my first year attending the University, however, I was disappointed by the lack of local history. The exhibition on Hadrian's wall is wonderful, as is the section devoted to the museums taxidermy origins, on the other hand I find the exhibitions about dinosaurs and other... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You really can chose the level at which you engage with this museum. You could just choose the areas which particularly interest you, or wander round the whole place; look generally at the exhibits, or read every description. There are lots of interactive areas, for children and for adults, and a huge range of subjects covered - the Anglo-Saxons, Hadrian's... More 

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Consett
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took my son and his friend to the Hancock museum yesterday and also paid for a show of the sun, moon and stars in the planetarium. Both boys (4 & 7) had a fab time, very child based museum, they of course loved the dinosaurs but appreciated the shark very much! Would definitely visit again.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Both my husband and i had the half term off so we thought we would have a little adventure day exploring Newcastle when we stumbled upon this gem! From the minute you walk in you are blown away by whats on view!! It was brilliant to see little workshops going on around the museum for the children visiting. The Dinasaurs... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Visited on a rainy day in October, spent about an hour in museum. There were a couple schools visiting the museum so be aware of visiting during school time. We enjoyed the visit and would go again as lots to see. Location wise the public car park on Claremont road is 2 min walk away

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I visited the Great Northern museum today and I think that is what the hell must look like - monsters (dinosaurs), dead people (mommies) and, especially, dozens of kids running amok and screaming at the top of their voices. While I would be fine with monsters and mommies, I found the wild packs of kids very annoying. Also the exhibitions... More 

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Free admission It has a gift shop slightly over priced but that's expected Great taxidermist animals Live weird fish Proper mummy in tomb very interesting Baby t-Rex sculpture Egyptian things Videos Lots of information Kids had a ball To tell the truth u thought it was really good too Educational games Science talks Well worth taking the time out and... More 

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