Temporary Closure

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

The Museum is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions



Until 31 May 2020 (historic exhibition)

Full statement

Following advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic we took the decision to close the Great North Museum: Hancock on Wednesday 18 March until further notice. We will be monitoring government guidance and share any new information about access to the museum when this is available.

In the meantime, we’re creating digital experiences and resources so that you can still enjoy our wonderful collections from home. We are adding these to our website and social media.

Please sign up to our emails at mustseemuseums.org.uk and check our social media channels so we can keep you up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any online shop orders until the museum reopens.

Caroline McDonald 
Museum Manager