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


Magic at the Museum

Our collections come to life on Saturday 5 December

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


and be part of something special


The Great Flood of November 1771 – guest post by Emily Needle

My name is Emily Needle. I am a 3rd year History student at Newcastle University on a work placement...

Memories of the Hancock museum (part 3)

The development associated with Capital of Culture led to the development of the idea for the Great ...

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 ...