The Great North Museum | Day Out With The Kids

The Great North Museum

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

The Great North Museum has loads of exciting and interesting things to do and discover, you can easily spend a few hours here with the kids and it's too good just to save for rainy days so why not slip it into your local plans as a bonus!

There are a number of fascinating permanent displays covering topics such as Natural Science, World Culture, Archaeology and Geology. Be sure to check out the Living Planet display, which gives you the chance to investigate and study hundreds of cool creatures using a mixture of hands on investigation and interactive touch screens! There are live animal tanks and displays which are a always a big hit with the smalls and a virtual aquarium, plus full sized models of an elephant and a great white shark! Cue dad humming the Jaws theme...

Learn about Hadrian's wall on a large scale interactive model, see a life sized T Rex dinosaur replica and discover spectacular objects from Ancient Greece, plus there are mummies from Ancient Egypt. So there's the jokes for mum to make too!

There are loads of interesting fossils to investigate and one of the largest collections of World Culture items in the North of England, which includes a complete Inuit kayak, a sealskin Parka, and aboriginal religious items and message tokens.


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT, England


Click here to visit The Great North Museum's website
0191 2086765

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Closed 25th - 26th December, 1st - 2nd January


Free admission

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