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The Great North Museum

Great North Road | Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
+44 191 208 6765
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Exellent free day out

In the heart of Newcastle. This is a free day out with many interesting artefacts . Children are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michele B
Newcastle, United Kingdom
A day out

I hadn't visited this museum fo about 50 years. I found it very intersting. Especially the Roman... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alfie S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The Great North Museum: Hancock at Newcastle University is North East England's premier museum of natural history, archaeology and world cultures.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Great North Road | Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
+44 191 208 6765

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Reviewed yesterday

In the heart of Newcastle. This is a free day out with many interesting artefacts . Children are interested and can interact with some of the exhibits . Good for all ages .

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I hadn't visited this museum fo about 50 years. I found it very intersting. Especially the Roman Wall section. I will be back.

Thank Alfie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is easy to find in the town center and has a great selection of items. The T-rex is of couse the cornerstone but the historic exhibitions is worth an closer look.

Thank Björn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appears quite dark inside. The interactive elements were tame. Interesting display of Newcastle's history.

Thank Sally O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled up from Middlesbrough to visit the museum on a rainy day with my seven year old niece. We drove past it the first time as the sat nav was unsure where the museum was so be careful if using a sat nav. We...More

Thank ZD92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a visit with family and thought there was plenty of displays of interest Downside was I think the kids would be more interested in a couple of years time

Thank BarrowBoyH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have been here around 3 times and cant fault it and i have found the kids like this more than those you pay for, there is a little playroom for toddlers which is great. the cafe is good value for money and serves freshly...More

Thank harley1436
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful cultural space with loads to see and do for all - older folks, families, children etc A very interesting place to visit and most people could spend hours there and all for free. Two cafes situated within so refreshments on hand if needing a...More

Thank suebell262
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed visiting the lovely building, however preferred it when it was The Hancock Museum and appealed to all ages. Nowadays I feel like it is 90% a huge creche, catering mainly for small children rather than for everybody, as it did in...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was unaware of this Museum and stumbled across it thanks to the brochure 'Meet Rome's Elite Horsemen', (an amazing series of events on Hadrian's Cavalry between 8 April & 10 Sep, 2017). What a great place. It is stacked full of the most wonderful...More

Thank Jean A
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Linda W
Is there a cafe inside that we csn have lunch ? X
21 February 2017|
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums | Property representative |
Hi Linda, Yes, there are two cafes in the museum. If you are considering bringing a packed lunch, please call the museum on 0191 208 6765 so that we can confirm whether a dedicated space is available on the day of your... More
is there diable parking available at the great north museum
3 July 2016|
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delayed answer - there are four accessible bays at the front of the museum for blue badge holders. If these are occupied, please ask the museum reception (0191 208 6765) and we will try to accommodate you... More
Can we get the metro from Newcastle central railway station and if so what's the nearest stop?
30 May 2016|
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Response from ellenalexandria s | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The stop on the metro is Haymarket.