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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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Spineless - a great new exhibition

The Hancock (Great North Museum) is a great destination. The permanent exhibitions are always worth a visit, additionally the new Spineless (Invertebrates) exhibition makes it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Hancock (Great North Museum) is a great destination. The permanent exhibitions are always worth a visit, additionally the new Spineless (Invertebrates) exhibition makes it even better. The displays of butterflies, beetles and other insects are excellent. Much of the exhibition is geared up for the under 10's and seemed very popular. Generally there is so much to see. The... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Awesome museum. The planetarium is good, but be advised the 'sea monsters' show is not suitable for a toddler (we had to take our nearly three year old out after a huge toothy prehistoric shark thing launched itself in his direction from out of pitch darkness). We have been before, though, and other planetarium shows are more toddler friendly (ask... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a mess. I visited not long after the refurb a few years ago and it was terrible then, but I had hoped they were still finding their feet. Wrong. This is just a mish mash of largely uninteresting tat, with the odd gem here and there, hidden by the garbage.. The place was relatively full given it was raining... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just back from a visit with my grandchildren age 12 7 4 who loved it on arrival met by reception giving any advice you may need and the offer of a map then left to your own devices at your leisure children being children ran straight to the dinosaur loved it then it was to see the animals loved it... More 

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The museum was really good nearest lots of interesting facts lots of exciting things to see. The cafe was not bad but could be improved. There could of been clearer information about the display but other than that everything was good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The gallery with the Etruscan and Greek artifacts is troubling. Walking into the room, I was surprised to see the pots in front of me wobbling considerably in the display cases, simply from my stepping into the room. This continued as I walked through the gallery in each case of artifacts. As scores of children ran up and down the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

love this place. not quite the natural history museum in London but a great place to visit for families and kids or just adults.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum is big, you need a lot of time to go through everything. Displays are intriguing. However my favorite part was definitely the planetarium. You have to pay for that but everything else is free and the planetarium really makes you feel like floating in stars.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is quiet a small museum and is very factual but not particularly good for entertaining under 7's. They have some craft activities and a play area call the Mouse House but a lot of the displays and activities are for older children. The one advantage is that it is free entry so if you've got an hour to kill... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great. Well worth a visit... Especially as it's free entry.. I have a teenage girl and boy and there's something here to interest both of them. From dinosaurs to other animal stuff. It's small enough to to give the kids some freedom, without being crowded. (It's half way through our day and we stopped off for a cuppa in the... More 

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Additional Information about The Great North Museum

Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
Phone Number: 0191 208 6765
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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