Great North Museum

Great North Museum information

Location
Newcastle-upon-Tyne , England
Address
Barras Bridge
Telephone
+44 191 208 6765
More information
www.greatnorthmuseum.org.uk
Prices
general admission free, planetarium adult/child £3/2
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Fri, to 4pm Sat, 11am-4pm Sun
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The contents of Newcastle University's museums and the prestigious Hancock Museum's natural history exhibits come together in the latter's neoclassical building. The result is a fascinating jumble of dinosaurs, Roman altar stones, Egyptian mummies, Samurai warriors and impressive taxidermy. Standout exhibits include a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex recreation and an interactive model of Hadrian's Wall showing every milecastle and fortress. There's also lots of hands-on stuff for kids and a planetarium with screenings throughout the day.