The North of England's premier Natural History Museum unravels the secrets of the natural world through sensational galleries and close encounters with reptiles and insects.
For more than one hundred years the Museum has provided visitors with an insight into the animal kingdom and the powerful and sometimes destructive forces of nature. From the Dinosaurs to live animals, the Hancock is home to creatures past and present and even the odd Egyptian mummy or two...
EDIT: The Hancock Museum closed its doors to the public on Sunday 23 April 2006 to begin its transformation as part of The Great North Museum project - an exciting and innovative world-class visitor attraction designed for the 21st century.
OLD PHOTOS OF THE HANCOCK MUSEUM
View from the east.
Image from 1969.