Great Exhibition of the North

A portal to another world is opening at the Great North Museum in June 2018



Friday 22 June - Sunday 9 September

Visitor information


Opens to the public at 12 noon on Friday 22 June. See our normal opening hours


Throughout the entire museum


Free entry, donations welcome. Booking may be required - more information to follow.

More information to help you plan your visit


Set to be the biggest event in England for 2018, the Great Exhibition of the North is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting edge culture and magical experiences in NewcastleGateshead.

Which Way North

At the Great North Museum, Which Way North is a bold and unprecedented takeover of the entire building. It will tell the dynamic story of the North of England and how its innovators, artists and designers shaped our present and are inspiring our future.

Familiar spaces within the museum will be transformed into new and invigorating displays featuring high-profile loans from the country's leading collections.

Astronaut Helen Sharman's space suit and the last piano played by John Lennon are two star attractions announced so far, with scores more to come. 

A portal to another world will open on Friday 22 June 2018. Will you join us to embark on a journey of Northern endeavour and discovery? Stay tuned for more information, coming very soon...

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Great Exhibition of the North
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