Opening times

Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm
Sunday11am - 4pm

Donations welcome (free entry)

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Hadrian's Cavalry

Wall-wide exhibition opens Saturday 8 April


Books galore on our 2nd floor

Butterfly Wall

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On the Origin of Species – Charles Darwin and the Natural History Society of Northumbria. A Guest Post by Rebekka Noonan

My name is Rebekka Noonan and I am a Psychology student at Newcastle University. During my time as ...

Singing Sands of the Northumberland Coast

Several years ago while cataloguing material in the Hancock Museum rock collection I came across som...

The Charlton Brothers and the Hancock Museum – A Guest Post by Ashleigh Jackson

My name is Ashleigh Jackson. I am a History undergraduate student at Edinburgh and this summer I com...

John G. Watson and many, many coins. A Guest Post by Daniel Wood.

My name is Daniel Wood, I am currently studying an undergraduate History and Archaeology degree at N...