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



Opening Saturday 1 August

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


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...

An Unusual Addiction

‘Betel nuts’ are one of the most prevalent addictive habits worldwide, along w...

Letters from Sir Flinders Petrie in the Hancock Archive

Guest post by Doug Henderson The name ‘Sir Flinders Petrie’ is a powerful one in Egyptol...


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Hadrian's Wall on Tyneside

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