Great North museum

Great North museum

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Great North museum review

The Great North museum is located in Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a museum of natural history and ancient civilisations. The museum was first established in 1884 and was originally known as the Hancock museum .

The Living Planet gallery spans the ground floor and the first floor and it tells the story of wildlife and habitats. There is also a Hadrian’s Wall gallery where you can discover more about the site and the associated sites you can visit today. It contains a wealth of archaeological finds from across the 73-mile stretch of the wall.

There is a collection of fossils plus two mummies and other artefacts in the Ancient Egyptians gallery. In World Cultures you will be able to see collections from across the world plus many more interesting items.

Mouse House is a multi-purpose space for children under the age of 5 and their families. It is full of surprises including a number of activities. It is located within the museum and is free, to visit and there are regular activities available.

FAQ and Further Information Great North museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

It is a museum of natural history and ancient civilisations with a range of galleries to explore. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, u003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The museum is free, to visit.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby and charges may apply.

When are they open?

Great North museum is open almost all year round. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only registered assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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