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The Great North Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing place

First time I’ve ever been I took my 2 year old grandson Kobie he loves dinosaurs so he was in his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lee F
Staff are amazing

The museum is a little run down with many interactive displays not working (but with school groups... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
39hayleyb
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Seasonal changes to opening hours: Open 10am - 4pm Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Open as usual all other days. Journey through 350 million years of evolution to discover the story of our planet and its people...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Hancock Museum Great North Road | Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, England
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All reviews hadrian's wall t rex stuffed animals natural history ancient egypt egyptian mummies roman artefacts free entry interesting exhibits gift shop rainy day all ages few hours couple of hours half term on display great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

First time I’ve ever been I took my 2 year old grandson Kobie he loves dinosaurs so he was in his element when he seen the T-Rex there is so much to look at and do it’s a real gem of a place

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lee F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is a little run down with many interactive displays not working (but with school groups visiting daily this isn't surprising) The staff there are fantastic, so welcoming and friendly and really helpful with guidance around the museum. Planetarium was well worth a visit,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 39hayleyb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum it’s self is great the staff are lovely and the exhibitions are great my daughter loved the dinosaurs and the animals but the mouse house was disgusting the books are all ripped and ruined and the window ledges were filthy I mean come...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dancmo231
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has lots of local history such as the building of Hadrian's Wall as well as other Roman buildings in the North with good information boards. We really enjoyed that part of the museum. We also enjoyed the Egyptian mummy and other exhibits. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank donnison44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition on Hadrians wall is great with real parts of the wall and other Roman structures, a scale model of the wall and the life of different individuals living in the area during the time is examined. The displays of the Egyptian and Greek...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank N15SouthernRailway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The range of displays and topics is very good considering the size of the building. From ancient British, roman and other periods in history to British wildlife and an array of other international topics too. The Hadrian's wall display was great and you have a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NAS1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the North of England to visit Hadrian's wall, this museum should be part of your experience. If you want to know where pieces of the wall ended up, the answer is the Great Northern Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amyntas123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue but can’t host a function at all. The food was absolutely abysmal, imagine something your dog would turn it’s nose up at and you’re half way there. Shocking. Thinking of submitting the photo to “rate my plate” for the internet fame. If you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Half term visit with my 5 year old. Great fun it had Dinosaurs, mummies, Romans, and wild animals! Throw in the planetarium and activities it was all a harassed Dad needed to entertain a 5 year old . We walked the length of Hadrians wall...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 335grahamb
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the excellent 5-star review, Graham. I'm so pleased that you and your 5-year-old had an entertaining day! Please do visit us again soon. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in during half term to look at the marine creatures. Really busy and a long queue, but what helped MASSIVELY was the pro active attitude of staff. They continually combed the queue giving updates on the waiting time, offering seats and entertaining the kids...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at The Great North Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the very kind words about my staff, they do a brilliant job. Really glad that you enjoyed your day at the museum. Caroline McDonald, Museum Manager

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About 2 to 3 hours.
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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
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