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The Great North Museum

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Address: Hancock Museum Great North Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
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+44 191 208 6765
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11:00 am - 4:00 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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Great local museum!

Everything you ever needed to know about the Roman occupation of Britain under one roof! So much to see, allow a good 3-4 hours. Can be busy. Donations requested no fees.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tony H
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything you ever needed to know about the Roman occupation of Britain under one roof! So much to see, allow a good 3-4 hours. Can be busy. Donations requested no fees.

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Thank Tony H
Great Ayton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited in half term with the kids, usual great permanent exhibition but also a special Bones and Skeleton exhibit to be enjoyed. Very informative and great environment

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Maybe we just visited at a bad time but a lot of the interactive pieces weren't working well, we did enjoy the skeleton exhibit having visited a few others before it was done very well. some of the taxidermy could use replacing with more.... healthy looking specimens but it's free and the little ones liked it a lot and enjoyed... More 

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Thank ScottishShanny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't know how they do it but the "Bones" animal skeletons exhibits were amazing, you simply don't see these things to comrehend their complexity, the mute swan is fantastic. Staff were helpful and informative although only volunteers from the Uni. Plenty of other areas of interest such as Hadrians Wall and just too much info to absorb in one visit... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

what a lovely museum, great for the kids and above all "Free" dinosaur relics and roman wall paraphernalia.

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Thank dramsman
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice exhibition , lots of info on skeletons and the animal that use them . The spot the animal sheet was good , easy to use . The animations , by Roots and Wings were very interesting and levelled really well at the Audience , entertaining my 5 yr old grandaughters and her 33 yr old Uncle!!!! I learnt a... More 

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Thank sally-copps49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always think of it as the Hancock (still). A museam of distinction with geology, sceience, natuaral history and Egyptology. There is aslo a Bewick Library which is accessible some days. And a planetarium! Plenty for children and adults to see.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Eric for the 5-star review. We will always be the Hancock to many people but a new generation now knows and loves the Great North Museum. We certainly haven't forgotten our amazing heritage, though. It's nice of you to mention the library on the second floor which is a treasure trove, certainly. I hope you will visit again soon.... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst back up in Newcastle over christmas my family and i came to the Hancock museum as my Nephew had wrote a poem about meadows for his school. It was free entry, Bonus!! and there were donation boxes too. We had a good look round and finally found the poem upstairs. My sisters and i have been here before with... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Abbey for the lovely review and I'm really glad you enjoyed the Save our Magnificent Meadows display. You are always welcome to spend time here whenever you are back in town. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An updated modern version of a museum with plenty of local and national items to see and themed in terms of past history. Some activities especially for children and well worth a visit for everyone when you need to be indoors.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks George for a wonderful 5-star review. I'm glad that you like the Great North Museum in its modern guise and hope you will come again soon. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Nice museum, very good for local flora and fauna and roman history. The ancient Egypt and Greece sections were an added bonus. Staff seem to be very good at interacting with small children. Coffee from the cafe was pretty good too!

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review Noel, I will pass on your kind words to my staff. Do visit us again soon! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

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