2IntroductionNatural history museum in thenorth of England following a£26 million redevelopment isnow one of the regions toptourist attractions and must-see venues, with over 2 millionvisitors a year.Great North Museum: HancockDiscover a fascinatingrange of animals, fossils,minerals and ethnographicitems in a beautifullyrestored 19th centurybuilding.
Visiting usOpen: Monday to Saturday10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pmBy public transport:only five minute walk fromHaymarket Metro and Busstations.Barras BridgeNewcastle upon TyneNE2 4PTHaymarket Metro station isjust two stops from CentralStation the mainline railstation. The museum iswell signposted from bothstations.
CollectionHighlights include a large-scale,• Interactive model of Hadrians Wall,major displays showing the wonder.• Diversity of the animal.• Plant kingdoms.• Spectacular objects from the AncientGreeks.• Mummies from Ancient Egypt.• A planetarium.• A life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.4
The Living Planet• Display houses hundreds ofcreatures.• By using a mixture of touchscreen technology.• Hands-on investigations.• Visitors can investigate theseanimals.• Find out where they live.• How they survive in suchextreme places as the arcticand desert. 5
• Live animal tanks andaquaria are integratedinto this major• Display where visitorscan see wolf fish,• Pythons• Lizards to name afew.6
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• Moa skeleton.7
Facilities• Parking & Transport• On site parking• Payment Methods• Groups Accepted• Max group size - 999• Min group size - 108• Provider Features• In town/city centre• Indoor Attraction• No Smoking Attraction• Catering• On-Site café/restaurant• Picnic Site
9The planetarium at the Great NorthMuseum: Hancock features the latesttechnology using LED projectors withfour times the resolution of ordinaryprojectors. With an amazing colourrendition and no interrupted views,the planetarium shows are out of thisworld!PlanetariumOffering a choice of two films, as well as educationalprogrammes designed specifically for schools exploring thesolar system and the night sky, the planetarium is extremelypopular.