Fodor's Expert Review Great North Museum: Hancock

Newcastle upon Tyne Fodor's Choice

An amalgam of several collections belonging to Newcastle University and named for a Victorian founder of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, this beautifully renovated museum contains an impressive array of ancient archaeological finds, plus galleries on natural history and astronomy. Highlights include artifacts left behind by the Roman builders of Hadrian's Wall; ancient Egyptian mummies; and a reconstruction of the 1st-century Temple of Mithras at Carrawburgh. This place isn't designed for kids, but the animal exhibits—including a life-size model of a T. rex—should entertain them for a while.

Fodor's Choice Free History Museum

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


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Rate Includes: Free (donations welcome)

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