You can easily get to the Great North Museum by taking the train to Newcastle upon Tyne station – there are direct train services from London Kings Cross operated by LNER taking less than three hours, and from Carlisle, Nunthorpe and Edinburgh. Once you get off at the station, take the Tyne & Wear Metro and get off after two stops at Haymarket – the museum is only a five-minute walk away from there.
Located on the campus of Newcastle University, the Great North Museum is a museum of natural history and ancient civilisations which provides a wide range of interesting galleries dedicated to the story of wildlife and habitats, a wealth of archaeological finds from across the 73 mile stretch of Hadrian’s Wall and more.
Visit Great North Museum's website for opening information.
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|Saturday||05:00 - 21:20|
|Sunday||07:30 - 21:20|
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More about the Great North Museum
The Great North Museum was built as a natural history museum in 1884 to house the growing collections of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Today is a popular free family destination with a varying programme of exhibitions, expert talks, courses and activities for children.
Not only can you learn about the world of the Ancient Egyptian, Etruscan and Greek civilisations, but you can also use the library and natural history archive for personal interest or study on the second floor – we're sure history lovers will be thrilled!
Make sure you stop by the World Cultures gallery and discovers all the objects collected from across the world, including the Islands of the Pacific, the great land masses of Africa and Asia, and the plains of North America.