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The Great North Museum

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Address: Hancock Museum Great North Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
Phone Number: 0191 208 6765
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10:00 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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Brilliant

You know that it's a brilliant place when the kids want to stay all day....in a museum. Cant say anymore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You know that it's a brilliant place when the kids want to stay all day....in a museum. Cant say anymore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My girl friend and I are postgrads from China, and we visited this place a few month a go. It was a good museum for kids who are interested in animals and the history of northern England. We spent about two hours in this nice little museum located on the campus of Newcastle University.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My youngest is dinosaur mad so was over the moon to see the T Rex skeleton. The interactive parts around the dinosaur were really good too. As a family, we enjoyed the game about discovering artefacts where you choose answers - very amusing! Found the staff really helpful and informative. The mouse house was good for a quick sit down... More 

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

Thanks for the great 5-star review - we really appreciate the positive feedback and I'm so glad you all enjoyed the day. I'll pass on your kind words to my staff. When the weather is nice outside, it can be quieter in the museum - top tip if you enjoy a bit more space and calm! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

WOW what a cool place great for adults and kids, If ever in town and want to take kids out get yourself along its free aswell still to be honest is worth paying if need be 👍 lots of cool stuff

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

Thanks for the great 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very enjoyable day out with the kids, free to the public (but donations needed) educational Displays from different era's of time. The T-Rex had so many captivated, the younger kids totally loved the video projection room. We had lunch in the cafe and the staff were lovely and friendly, the Victoria sponge was lovely! Good selection for the kids... More 

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

Thanks for the review - it sounds like you had a nice visit and the kids enjoyed the journey to the afterlife. We hope you'll come back in the future. Donations are optional but we value your support to help us maintain the museum and keep it free to enter. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is ok to go with your kids but that aside nothing that interesting. Not the best activity you can do if you want to explore the museums and galeries in the city.

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

Thanks for the feedback Mustafa. We’re always looking to improve so we’d be interested to learn how your visit might have been more enjoyable. The Great North Museum: Hancock is the most popular museum in Newcastle (by visits) and we think that this reflects the quality of our offer for both children and adults. Our visitors love coming back throughout... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to visit for a couple of hours, with an eclectic mix of dinosaurs, animals and roman history. A bit like a mini version of the Natural History museum in London, but without the crowds. Kids were happy to explore for a couple of hours. Decent cafe as well.

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Thank Andy1073
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Andy - I can see why you think we're like a mini Natural History Museum. Maybe it's the dinosaur! Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a brilliant outing with my kids and our Family friend that came from abroad for a two weeks visit. It was a lovely sunning day for all of us at the Great North Museum

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

Thank you for the lovely 5-star review. You are very welcome to visit us any time and bring friends that haven't seen the museum before. See you again soon. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is why I visited. A really outstanding collection of Roman carvings, sculptures and gravestones plus a wide range of other finds all clearly lad out. Nearly everything was found along Hadrians's Wall or supporting forts.

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Thank Hemmo1968
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5-star review. You're right, we are very fortunate to have one of the most significant collections of Hadrian's Wall artefacts in the country. Our partners The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne collected these priceless objects - you could look them up if you are interested in learning more. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite part about this museum is the animal kingdom. Fantastic history lesson to learn about the different creatures and where they came from. They also have Romans and much more! Again, I would definitely recommend for a fun day out.

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

Thanks Melissa for the fab review and recommendation. We're delighted that you enjoyed the trip so much and learned loads along the way. See you again soon. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager More 

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