Plan your travel to the museum. Please help the environment and walk, cycle or use public transport whenever it’s possible for you to do so.
Where is the museum?
We are based on Newcastle University campus in the north of Newcastle city centre. Our address is:
Great North Museum: Hancock
Newcastle upon Tyne
Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to our venues by the Metro. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult.
Those who are 21 and under can now access single fare bus, Metro and Shields Ferry journeys for just £1. The new offer makes public transport a more affordable way for young people to travel to our museums and galleries and covers many services in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.
Plan your journey in advance and track your Metro train in real time with the Pop app. Search 'Nexus Pop' on Google Play or the App Store.
The Great North Museum: Hancock is a five-minute walk from Haymarket Metro station. The Museum is well signposted from Haymarket.
Mainline rail connections to Newcastle upon Tyne arrive at Central Station and Haymarket is two stops away on the Tyne & Wear Metro.
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.
There is a coach drop off point on Claremont Road (B1318) to the left side of the museum. Our postcode is NE2 4PT.
The nearest available coach parking is on Ord Street by the Newcastle Arena. For further information, please contact the Newcastle City Council Parking Department on (0191) 261 4503.
We have rack space for at least 10 bicycles outside the main entrance of the Museum.
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:
- AA Route Planner - plan your car journey with the AA.
- RAC route planner - plan your car journey with the RAC.
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)
Clean Air Zone
From 30 January 2023, a Clean Air Zone covers part of Newcastle and Gateshead. The Great North Museum: Hancock sits just outside the Clean Air Zone. Not all vehicles have to pay a charge. Private cars and motorbikes do not have to pay. Learn more about the Clean Air Zone at breathe-cleanair.com
Blue Badge parking
We have two parking bays available for Blue Badge holders only.
Please call us before your visit on (0191) 208 6765 or email email@example.com if you would like to discuss your needs.
We will do our best to accommodate you in our private staff car park if the Blue Badge bays are all in use.