Opening times

Monday10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm
Sunday11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Free entry



The must-see summer exhibition - showing until Sunday 1 November.

Donate to the Great North Museum: Hancock and add your butterfly to our wall


and be part of something special

Our planetarium shows are out of this world

Take a journey through space


Memories of the Hancock Museum (part 2)

Read part 1 of Iain’s blog about starting work at the Hancock Museum. Much loved by generation...

William Hutton – The first man to walk Hadrian’s Wall?

The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail has become a hugely popular route for walkers who want ...

A Gold Daric Coin

Sometimes the smallest objects in the museum have the most interesting stories to tell. This small g...

Natural History Society Archives Highlight VE Day

This is a guest post by June Holmes, Archivist of the Natural History Society of  Northumb...


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Hadrian's Wall on Tyneside

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