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Great North Museum: Hancock

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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

Frontier Voices: In Arcadia et Ego

September 30th to December 23rd

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Frontier Voices: In Arcadia et Ego

Ice Age to Iron Age gallery

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Ice Age to Iron Age gallery

Ancient Egypt gallery

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Ancient Egypt gallery

Great North Nights

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Great North Nights

Ancient Greeks gallery

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Ancient Greeks gallery

Planetarium

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Planetarium

The Way My Body Feels

September 30th to December 31st

Exhibition
The Way My Body Feels

Explore! gallery

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Explore! gallery

Crystals and Gems display

September 30th to November 25th

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Crystals and Gems display

Fossil Stories gallery

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Fossil Stories gallery

Anglo-Saxons display

September 30th to November 25th

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Anglo-Saxons display

Hadrian's Wall gallery

September 30th to November 25th

Exhibition
Hadrian's Wall gallery

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