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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 2013
Type: Museums
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A fascinating place full of glorious artefacts, relics, treasures and wildlife from all around the world. My grandson Freddie squeals with excitement when I tell him we are going there, there is so much to see and learn about, but I have to admit I enjoy it just as much as he does. There is a play area for younger... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have visited here four times in the last six weeks with my grandaughter who is two. She just loves it here. Plenty to see and do. The new magical exhibition is so much fun.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I spent a great morning with my Wife and two kids visiting the museum. Lots to look at and do, especially the new magic world exhibition which my eldest daughter loved best of all it is free! Defiantly will be visiting again.

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Rowlands Gill, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It is free entry to see the most amazing selection of museumy stuff. My kids are currently hooked on the Egyptian mummies and interactive journey to the other side but I love all the artifacts from around the world. Still a way to go to beat Oxfords Pitt Rivers but a fine use of time all the same

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sunderland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

having visited the Great north museum we found it was dark in some places and the description cards were mostly at ground level.As we are pensioners we found it difficult to bend down and read them. Also some of the numbers on some e.g rocks ,birds ,lizards were very small. the displays do not seem to flow through from room... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Visited with 2 young kids and there is so much for them to explore. My 2 year old loved the live snakes and 6 year old loved the dinosaur. Its so good that there are still free attractions in a big city and i don't go very often but its great when we do. The only suggestion would be a... More

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N Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A potentially five star attraction only rated three stars when we visited, but perhaps half term was not the best time to visit; both the cafe and restaurant had long queues for rather average food, more queues for the loos that hadn't been checked for some time, and a lot of the interactive displays not working. Though there were interesting... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We visited the museum today for the 2nd time and it was excellent. My children are 10 and 5 and they both had a great time. The living planet and fossil stories were particularly enjoyed by both of them as well as seeing a real Egyptian mummy. My son enjoyed the hadrians wall and Roman Empire areas after he has... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I used to come here with my parents when I was a child, and on school trips, and used to enjoy it back then. Well I took my fiancee there and it still gets my vote. Nice modern look whithout looking like an art gallery with plain white walls, great atmospheric lighting and fantastic exhibits. My fiancee was amazed and... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

we visited at the weekend as was looking for something to get the children out for few hours on a wet day. we all enjoyed it even our 2 year old . we came in the summer and expected it to be the same but had lots of new exhibitions. great 2 hours spent for free although we did make... More

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