Opening times

Monday10am - 5pm*
Tuesday10am - 5pm*
Wednesday10am - 5pm*
Thursday10am - 5pm*
Friday10am - 5pm*
Saturday10am - 4pm*
Sunday11am - 4pm*

The Museum is open with a few changes to keep you safe. Click here to plan your visit and book free tickets. Our cafes are closed until further notice.


William Chapman Hewitson – Naturalist, Author, Illustrator, Benefactor and Oologist

Over the last few months I’ve had a chance to reflect on some of the fascinating authors whose wor...

Joseph Crawhall II – A Victorian Artist and Man of Many Parts

In my role as the librarian at the Great North Museum: Hancock Library I’m fortunate to regularly ...

Pebbles on the beaches of Northumberland

Hi, my name is Sylvia, I’m the geologist at the Great North Museum: Hancock.  Now that the museum...

The Story of Elizabeth Gould – An Extraordinary Bird Woman

Last month we looked at the visit to the north of England by John James Audubon, the esteemed Americ...