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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Kids loved the skeletons especially the dinosaurs, something for all ages husband wasn't too fussed on going around so he was happy in the cafe with a piece of cake

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Again, one of the old museums in the north east, I remember it as a child, looking at the mummy in its case. Well it has change modernised for the better, utilising today's technology at its finest. Oh you can also book out a conference room for your event. Go on find the time, you will not regret it.

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whitley bay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

having a young family we wanted to spend our sunday doing something out of the house, so of we went to what I used to call the Hancock Museum, we parked behind the museum in the uniy streets, with a minute walk into the rear of the museum through 1 of the 2 cafes in the building, stright into one... More 

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Cheshire
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We walked up through the city to this museum and weren't disappointed. The Hadrian's Wall gallery was interesting (and we added our bricks) as was the Egyptian display. The staff were extremely helpful (the wall is 73 miles long).

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have been visiting here since childhood when it was the Hancock Museum. This is an awesome museum. The displays are very varied. The Greek collection is a historical gem. The Egyptian display is cool and has an element of interaction. The Roman display, engaging for younger historians. The natural history section for young visitors. With no entry fee, a... More 

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Budapest
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very well done with all sorts of interesting snippets! Excellent for children and not at all boring for adults. Its up past the university so a little bit of a trek from the centre

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place to visit whether with children or adults. In the middle of the City centre. No entry fee but lovely little gift shop and cafe to give something back. Beautiful layout. You can spend an hour or several hours. Great interactive things to keep children entertained. Everyone should go to see the Mummy!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fantastic museum with a wide range of small collections covering everything from the Ice Age to roman civilisation, and an excellent key exhibit on Hadrian's Wall. Lots of hands-on and exploratory exhibits make this a great museum for children to explore.

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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