See the world under one roof at Great North Museum

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Explore the world around us, both natural and manmade in this fascinating museum.

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In the heart of Newcastle lies the Great North Museum: Hancock. Bringing together many collections from across the North East, GNM is a window into our diverse world and beyond. A visit here will leave you full of wonder and awe.

From the ancient world there are Egyptian mummies, Greek artefacts and a large-scale interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall stretching across the museum. You can gaze upon the cosmos in the planetarium. Or imagine prehistoric life as you look up at the life-size T-Rex dinosaur replica skeleton.

Unlike most museums, GNM has its Living Planet, a mixture of life-size models like elephants and a great white shark, and live animal tanks and aquaria. Touch screen technology and hands-on investigation will give you a greater insight into how these animals live and survive, even in the harshest of environments.

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