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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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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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Great for kids

We recently took our two grandchildren aged 6 and 3 to this lovely little museum on a wet and dreary Sunday afternoon. It was a perfect way to pass an hour or so with children of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I was in with some of my choir group the other day and could believe the collection of big fake animals you have! I was especially amazed at the little shy bald lizard men you have on your ground floor. Robert couldn't believe that you have an actual full size replica of a west indies river stoat, I personally think... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We recently took our two grandchildren aged 6 and 3 to this lovely little museum on a wet and dreary Sunday afternoon. It was a perfect way to pass an hour or so with children of this age. They loved the dinosaurs and stuffed animals (Grandad is sharing his passion for wildlife with them, so they are quite knowledgeable already!).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bearing in mind that there is no entry fee this is a must visit place. We went with our 18 month old son and he was suitably entertained so there really is something for everyone. And the is a small play room for kids which is fairly simple but all the children of all ages in there seemed to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited this free museum at Easter with our seven year old on recommendation from a friend who lives locally. I'm so glad we did as it was so interesting and lively. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable and provided us with a really good little map to find our way round. The museum is well laid out with just... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Roman wall information is great - I particularly like the recreation of the Roman Mithraic temple but that's because the altar stones that are next to it came from a field just near our house (see my review of Hadrians Wall). The dinosaur section with excerpts of film from 'walking with dinosaurs' is very good and the interactive exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Great North Museum is known as the Hancock to the locals. It is in effect a mini Natural History Museum in London with plenty on Hadrian's Wall too. Lots on geology, Egyptians, Dinosaurs etc ...and lots of kids too when I went. I found it very interesting and manageable in half a day but it was so diverse and... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Had lovely day plenty to do for young & old from hadrians wall to the dinosaurs stuffed animals my granson was so impressed was greeted by lovely staff after we. Finished looking around we went outside for a picnic would go again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Its Newcastle. Its Good Friday. Its pouring with rain. We have to entertain two grandsons aged 4 and 5 (and their parents). What do we do? We asked the boys what they wanted and unanimously they choose to go to the Great North Museum: Hancock that they had visited a couple of years ago. The memorable attraction was the skeleton... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Particularly liked the very informative section on Hadrian's Wall. The cafe has good views and a good choice of very reasonably priced home-cooked food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Great North Museum (The Hancock) is a short walk from the Haymarket Metro and Bus station and the shops of Eldon Square and Northumberland Street. Not only is it a great place for children - there is plenty to keep adults "entertained" for a couple of hours. You can wander from Egypt to Ancient Greece from T-rex to Hadrian's... More 

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