The Great North Museum: Hancock
Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT
Free to all
The museum covers the story of the planet, with displays on the natural world and global cultures.
Discover the world under one roof, from major displays showing the wonder and diversity of the natural world to ancient worlds bought to life through spectacular objects from ancient Greece, Hadrian's Wall and ancient Egypt. Take a look at the life-size replica T. Rex and the world cultures gallery, along with items as varied as an Inuit kayak and a rare Hawaiian feather cape. There's even a planetarium where you can sit back and admire the wonders of the universe.