Coronavirus

Following advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic we took the decision to close the museum on Wednesday 18 March until further notice. We will be monitoring government guidance and share any new information about access to the museum when this is available.

In the meantime, we’re creating digital experiences and resources so that you can still enjoy our wonderful collections from home.  We are adding these to our website and social media.

Please sign up to our emails at mustseemuseums.org.uk and check our social media channels so we can keep you up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any online shop orders until the museum reopens.

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The team at the Great North Museum can't wait to welcome you all back. Until then, visit us virtually and have a look around!

Exploring the world through amazing things can be inspirational for children and young people. 

Please support our work by donating online or texting GNM 3 to give £3, GNM  5 to give £5 or GNM 10 to give £10 to 70085. Texts cost your donation plus one standard message rate. 

Your support during our closure has been fantastic. Thank you.

Opening times

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

The Museum is CLOSED until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions

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