Great North Museum: Hancock
The Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery.
Highlights include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.
The Living Planet display houses hundreds of creatures and by using a mixture of touch screen technology and hands-on investigations, visitors can investigate these animals and find out where they live and how they survive in such extreme places as the arctic and desert.
Live animal tanks and aquaria are integrated into this major display where visitors can see wolf fish, pythons and lizards to name a few. 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 and moa skeleton.
- Visit England Code of Practice 2013
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Awaiting Grading 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous Tourism Awards 2010 - Silver 2010
- Regional and Miscellaneous Use our Loos 2011
- Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence 2012
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
|Great North Museum: Hancock (01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013)|
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