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.

>Description courtesy of Great North Museum.

29th December 2022

17th August 2022

13th November 2021

Northumberland's oldest art in the grounds of the museum.

Life-sized statue of a Rhinoceros in the grounds of the museum.

22nd December 2015

Exterior of The Great North Museum at night

25th November 2010

Exterior of The Great North Museum in the snow

25th May 2009

Exterior of The Great North Museum

Displays at The Great North Museum

Visitors at The Great North Museum

Natural history at The Great North Museum

A Dinosaur at The Great North Museum

A short video of the museum.

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Newcastle Photos said...

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