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The Great North Museum

Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
Phone Number: 0191 208 6765
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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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Newcastle, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Good museum, but nothing much changes - so I'd be bored to go more than once a year. But what they have there is lovely - all about history and land really - and animals - lots of animals upstairs and a nice small play area for the SMALL kids

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

went to this museum 22nd february with friends and their five year old son very interesting for adults and lots of interactive attractions for the children only down side i was not very impressed with the cafe menu but just went into town and had a lovely meal in the five swans 5 minutes walk away

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My kids love the museum, the mouse house is a major hit, great to wile away a rainy afternoon, could do with facilities for picnics or snacks as I found cafe to be chilly and overpriced but was no alternative place to give the kids a drink and snack I took along,

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It was my first time visiting the museum with my little boy and family and I was very impressed. It is a very child friendly place with lots of interactive displays for tge children to play and touch with lights and sound but still has a very impressive range of exhibition for older visitors. It was alot biger then I... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was reall impressed with the Hancock. Lots of interactive displays for children and an impressive range of archaeological exhibits for a regional museum. The Greek and Roman collections were exceptional. It was busy as it was half term but that is to be expected. Cafe was fine - served the usual type of sandwiches and cake and not at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Spent the day at the museum with my grandchildren only to find out we were the 3 millionth visitor we were took to one side for photos and TV interviews The boys were given goody bags and everyone made a fuss of us We then made out way round the museum to see the many attractions the dinasaurs are a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved this place since being a kid. Always brings back great memories. Brilliant for a rainy day. Never been enough times.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was our first visit to the Hancock in well over 15 years, and we weren't disappointed. It's free to get in, spacious, well organised and there's something for everyone, young and old. It's very different to what I remember (I think it was revamped in 2009), but in a good way. As we went in we were handed a... More 

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Ledbury
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This museum dispels the myth of all such places being old and dusty. Here we have a warm bright and welcoming entrance, with clear directional signs and guides to what's on. The childrens area and cafe are excellent and superclean lavatories. This combines the majestic architecture of the former Hancock Museum with the modern upgrade making it a pleasure to... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wow! This museum is really interesting. There is so much to see, the stuffed big game animals, the local history, the Egyptian section, Hadrian's wall, how Britain looked when attached to Europe and a video showing how it divided, extremely interesting. Usually, I take a quick wall through in front of my husband and have to wait for him at... More 

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