The Great North Museum

The Great North Museum, formerly the Hancock Museum, incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery.

Highlights of the new £26million museum include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.

The Living Planet display houses hundreds of creatures and by using a mixture of touch screen technology and hands-on investigations, visitors can investigate these animals and find out where they live and how they survive in such extreme places as the arctic and desert.

Live animal tanks and aquaria are integrated into this major display where visitors can see wolf fish, pythons, lizards and leaf cutting ants to name a few. Star objects include a full size model of an elephant, a great white shark, a virtual aquarium, live animal displays, a polar bear, a giraffe and moa skeleton.

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Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum

Great North Museum




A short video showing the museum.

4 comments:

novita77 said...

I just found your blog on the net, this is like 'must read and have newcastle guide', i just moved to Durham from middle east last August, and have 8 yrs old son. Your blog is brilliant for a guide to explore newcastle.

Thank you so much !!!!!!

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, I'm glad to be of help. :)

gencat said...

It's lovely for me to see Newcastle, I was born in Walker and now live in Adelaide. South Australia. Theres a lot of changes, but still the odd bits I recognize. Thank you so much
Margaret

ILuvNUFC said...

You are most welcome.

Particularly in the last 10 years the amount of change in Newcastle is staggering. The demolition guys must be makng good money! :)