October half term

Find out what we've got planned for October half term



Saturday 27 October - Saturday 3 November

Visitor information


All events free and drop in unless otherwise stated. Donations welcome.

Advance online booking required for relaxed animal handling sessions.

Plan your visit today


Join us this October half term for a week of fun, family-friendly activities at the Great North Museum: Hancock. And best of all, it's all free thanks to your donations.

Saturday 27 October

Animal Yoga (for young children and their families)
10.30-11am or 11.30am - 12 noon
Sing, move and stretch your body while learning about animals.

Toddle Truck Tours (for toddlers and their families)
Little ones - take a tour of the galleries with one of our toddle trucks.

Tuesday 30 October

What do you want to be when you grow up?
11am - 3pm
Children aged 7-14 can investigate different jobs at this interactive day.

Wednesday 31 October

Marvel at our Mysterious World
11am - 3pm
Meet the archaeology team and see some grisly items from the collection.

Thursday 1 November

Creature Feature - Animal Handling (Relaxed Session)
Enjoy a quieter animal handling session. Advance booking required.

Creature Feature - Animal Handling
11am - 3pm
Meet the minibeasts with local animal expert Guy Tansley.

Saturday 3 November

Scribbles and Sketches - Witches' Brew Special
11am - 3pm
Get creative and draw what you'd put into the witches' cauldron.