Photo: Gary Robson

The Great North Museum houses a magnificent collection of historical artefacts from the local region and around the world.

Based a stone’s throw from the River Tyne, the Great North Museum is situated at the heart of the bustling Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There are many other attractions to be found along the River Tyne and a trip to the museum should incorporate a trip to one of the number of other museums and galleries along the river.

The museum collection is housed within the old Hancock Museum that first opened its doors to the public in 1884. The current museum is made up of the collections from many museums, galleries and private collections that came together over the years to form the current museum. The Great North Museum now houses thousands of artefacts, paintings, and displays that range from sculptures to dinosaur fossils.

The museum is very interactive and visitors will have plenty to see and do. The learning experience that the museum has to offer is second to none. The collection covers Roman history, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and there’s even a collection of artefacts from Africa!

Kids and adults both will enjoy the planetarium, as well as some of the quieter attractions such as the photographic exhibition. No matter what your interests, the Great North Museum will have something to intrigue, educate and entertain you!


Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
Tel: (0191) 222 6765
Times: Monday – Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday, 13.00 – 17.00