Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne

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#3 of 19 in Museums in Newcastle upon Tyne
The Great North Museum: Hancock opened in May 2009 and incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum, Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities and the Shefton Museum.

Highlights of the museum include mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium, a life-size T. Rex dinosaur skeleton, a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and much more!

The Museum also holds temporary exhibitions and a range of free events, from children's activities to lectures and evening events.

Free entry.
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  • This is a historic, educational, interesting museum. It is quite small but it is good at the same time. Love the stuffed wildlife and I like the fact they have a fake elephant. It also has a hanging w...  more »
  • We visited here for a few hours. Kids loved all the different rooms. Especially the Egyptian one. Parking was not far away. Had a great time.  more »
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  • This is a great museum with a very wide range of exhibitions. I went today to see Dippy and was surprised at how much more there was to see and do. The cafe does a very good coffee and a decent range of food for such a small place. The toilets are clean and spacious for fairly large wheelchairs. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit will probably return in the future.
  • Excellent day out today! A very warm welcome on arrival beautiful exhibits displayed and layed out with good easy reading of their history. We loved the Dippy experience and all the various exhibits on show. We finished off in the cafe very nice food indeed, lovely coffee and very nice staff. Well worth the travel up to Newcastle we would certainly recommend and return again.
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