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Great North Museum: Hancock

The Great North Museum: Hancock has collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities and Shefton collection. Highlights of the museum include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, major displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T. rex dinosaur skeleton cast. It also has the Hancock Library with collections on the history and heritage of the Northern Region, Roman Britain and Hadrian’s Wall, as well as archaeology and natural history.

It is a designated Safe Place for people with learning disabilities. Admission to the Great North Museum is free. Donations are welcome.

GNM: Hancock Museum is one of 9 museums managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

Contact details

Main Telephone: 0191 208 6765


Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm
Last entry is 15 minutes before closing time



Cost: Free

Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

54.9804 -1.61317

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Last updated: September 23, 2021

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