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Great North Museum: Hancock is an award-winning family attraction in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is free to enter and open daily for visitors who want to explore centuries of history.

The Living Planet gallery spans the ground and first floor of the museum and tells the story of wildlife and habitats. Also on the ground floor, the Hadrian's Wall gallery enables visitors to discover the detailed history of the World Heritage Site as well as finding out about all the forts, milecastles and associated museums that can be visited today. The gallery includes a wealth of archaeological finds from across the 73 mile stretch of Hadrian's Wall.

The Mouse House, near the entrance of the Museum, is especially for Under 5s and there are regular activities for younger visitors in this space.

Also on the ground floor is Fossil Stories, which uses fossils show major changes to the landscape and the animals and plants that were around millions of years ago. It also features a T. rex replica skeleton.

On the first floor of the Museum visitors can discover the world of the Ancient Egyptians - including two mummies - and marvel at important collections of Greek and Etruscan art and archaeology. Natural Northumbria uncovers what is special about the North East of England's animals and plants exploring woodlands, uplands, lowlands, and coastal areas.

World Cultures showcases objects in the Museum collections from across the world including the Islands of the Pacific, the great land masses of Africa and Asia, the plains of North America, as well some parts of Europe (including Newcastle, of course).

The collections in the museum belong to the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN), the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (SANT) and the Shefton collection of Greek and Etruscan objects was bequeathed by the late Professor Brian Shefton.

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone: 0191 208 6765

info@greatnorthmuseum.org.uk

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Events at Great North Museum: Hancock

Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration...

May 26th to July 22nd

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Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall

Fossil Fish of the Permian Seas Display

May 26th to July 22nd

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Fossil Fish of the Permian Seas Display

Ancient Egypt gallery

May 26th to July 22nd

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Ancient Egypt gallery

Eurythenes Plasticus Display

May 26th to July 22nd

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Eurythenes Plasticus Display

Ancient Greeks gallery

May 26th to July 22nd

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Ancient Greeks gallery

History of Medicine

May 26th to July 24th

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History of Medicine

Explore! gallery

May 26th to July 22nd

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Explore! gallery

Gallery Spinner Challenge

May 26th to July 22nd

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Gallery Spinner Challenge

Fossil Stories gallery

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Fossil Stories gallery

Hadrian's Wall gallery

May 26th to July 22nd

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Hadrian's Wall gallery

Ice Age to Iron Age gallery

May 26th to July 22nd

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Ice Age to Iron Age gallery

Great North Nights

May 26th to July 22nd

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Great North Nights

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