Great North Nights: Out of this World

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Embark on an otherworldly journey at our upcoming Great North Nights: Out of this World.

A graphic with the words 'Great North Nights'. The graphic also includes a collage of photos including a photo of a T-rex skeleton head, a photo of Earth and a photo of the Great North Museum: Hancock exterior.


Friday 26 April

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6pm – 8pm 


£8 or £10 with donation (booking fee applies).

Admission is free for carers, booking is required. 

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Need to know

Great North Nights events are developed for adult audiences, not children, and they are occasions for people to enjoy the museum after hours. 

The themes and content of these events are as such not necessarily suitable for children.

We encourage you to experience these events child-free but if you do decide to bring children, please be mindful of the nature of the content and the experience of other visitors who may wish to visit the museum in a child-free environment.


Embark on an otherworldly journey at our upcoming Great North Nights: Out of this World!  

Experience the cosmos like never before:  

  • DJ Awkward Black Girl's interstellar tunes  
  • Liam Cook's electronic live set, music inspired by spaces & places as part of Newcastle University's Music degree
  • Dive into the depths of space with our very own Planetarium's Contemporary Holst music show  

Try your hand at:  

  • Crafting bracelets visible only in space light with Kielder Observatory  
  • Making tide spinners and exploring inter-tidal habitats with our very own Science Communicator Jo McSwaine  
  • Guided visualisations delving into deep time and history with The Amateur Ancestor curator Justine Boussard  


  • Jan Deckers of Newcastle University unravels the mysteries of the Andromeda Galaxy  
  • Dr David Rosario's insights from the James Webb Space Telescope  
  • PhD students Houda Haidar and Devang Liya's journey to black holes  
  • Geology curator Sylvia Humphrey's introduces you to Meteorites...and Meteorwrongs!  
  • Guided tours of our brand new Space Explorers North East exhibition with Dr Fionagh Thomson, Durham University
  • Fly through the dark matter of the universe with PhD students Zoe A. Le-Conte and Sarah Johnston and technical support from Tim White 
  • Kitty Crompton introduces her research with the European Space Agency, developing a microscope for use on microgravity, parabolic flights.    

Plus, explore our new immersive exhibition Space Investigators after hours in collaboration with Newcastle University's team of Astrophysicists.  

Indulge in intergalactic cocktails and fresh pizza, and sip on Stu Brew specialties from Newcastle University's student-run brewery.  

Don't miss out on this cosmic adventure which seeks to reveal the hidden worlds of the galaxy and beyond!  

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

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.

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.