Getting here

Our address is Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT. Please help the environment and walk, cycle or use public transport whenever it’s possible for you to do so.

By rail and Metro

A train pulls into the platform at Haymarket Metro station, Newcastle

The Great North Museum: Hancock is a five-minute walk from Haymarket Metro station. 

Mainline rail connections to Newcastle upon Tyne arrive at Central Station and Haymarket is two stops away on the Tyne & Wear Metro.

The museum is well signposted from Haymarket Metro station.

Please click here for more information about the Tyne & Wear Metro and timetables for Haymarket Metro Station.

Please click here for more information about Northern Rail train services to Newcastle Central Station.


Special Tyne & Wear Metro offer

Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel free at weekends and bank holidays, as long as they are travelling with a fare-paying adult

Once the adult has their ticket or validated smartcard, simply speak to any station staff to let children in and out of the station using the wide access gate.

By bus

The Great North Museum: Hancock is a five-minute walk from Haymarket bus interchange which is served by numerous local bus services.

The museum is well signposted from Haymarket bus station.

Please contact the Nexus traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit the traveline website for more information about public transport.

By coach

There is a coach drop off point on Claremont Road (B1318) to the side of the museum. Our postcode is NE2 4PT.

The nearest available coach parking is on Ord Street by the Utilita Arena. For further information, please contact the Newcastle City Council Parking Department on (0191) 261 4503.

Please click here for more information about group visits.

By bicycle

We have rack space for at least 10 bicycles outside the main entrance of the museum.

By car

Newcastle is easily accessible by road via the A1 from the north and south and the A69 from the west. 

The Great North Museum: Hancock can be found on Barras Bridge but there is no public parking on site

The following route planners may help you to plan your journey. Our postcode is NE2 4PT:

The nearest Newcastle City Council car park is:

The nearest NCP car parks are:

  • John Dobson Street (NE1 8HL)
  • New Bridge Street (NE1 8AB)
  • Carliol Square (NE1 6UL)

Click here to find more NCP car parks.

Disabled parking

We have four parking bays available for Blue Badge holders only. 

Please call us before your visit on (0191) 208 6765 or email info@greatnorthmuseum.org.uk if you would like to discuss your needs. 

We will do our best to accommodate you in staff parking if our disabled bays are all in use.

Please click here for further information about accessibility at the museum.