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“Excellent”

The Great North Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Great North Museum: Hancock at Newcastle University is North East England's premier museum of natural history, archaeology and world cultures.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Newcastle upon Tyne
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Excellent if you're taking the family or looking around on your own. Take your time through all the exhibits (I loved watching the schoolkids watching the snakes!) and enjoy something to eat there also. I was there while a friend had a small date with the RVI and spent a lovely 2-3 hrs while waiting for her.

Visited April 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Free and interesting”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Very nice museum specially for children.
The permanent exposition is free.
There is a nice variety of attractions like Egyptian mummies
and pieces of Romanian Empire.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So much to see”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

First Class museum. Loved the Planetarium. The kept loads of exhibits from the old museums including the Egyptian mummies. Our grandchildren loved the museum.

Visited February 2012
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quick tour around the Hancock”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

A beautiful location and building. My son and I enjoyed walking around this museum, but allow no more than 1.5 hours as there is only 2 floors. Lots of resources and items to view. Well worth a look. ;-)

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I like the museum but since it was remodelled it seems geared towards children , which is great if you are taking children. It's airy and spacious.

Visited November 2012
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