Hadrian's Wall

Permanent exhibition

An interactive model of the Wall enables visitors to discover the detailed history of this amazing fortification as well as finding out about all the forts, milecastles and associated museums that...

Fossil Stories

Permanent exhibition

Discover the Earth's past through its fossil record and find out how amazing some of these creatures were. Learn about the major changes to the landscape and the animals and plants that were around...

Explore More!

Permanent exhibition

An exploratory space for all the family to find out about the Museum's collectors, the reasons why we collect, and the types of classification which can be adopted. This gallery interprets the...

Ancient Greeks

Permanent exhibition

Find out what it was like to be an Ancient Greek and how this great civilisation was shaped by the mountainous terrain that helped to create many different city states. Visitors can listen to...

Ancient Egypt

Permanent exhibition

An exciting exploration of life and death in Ancient Egypt, this exhibition combines the Museum's own Ancient Egyptian collections with a number of spectacular objects on loan from the British...

The Long View

Event until 04.03.2018 16:00

The Long View exhibition begins with seven remarkably ordinary trees and reflects on what it’s like to visit them, again and again, in all seasons and all weathers, and to walk between them in one...

Gallery Talk: How Civilized were the Ancient Greeks?

Event on 07.03.2018 10:15

Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology at the Great North Museum: Hancock, leads a gallery talk on the Ancient Greeks. The question is, simply: 'How Civilized were the Ancient Greeks?' This talk will...

Walking Tour of Classical Newcastle

Event on 07.03.2018 11:30

Join Keeper of Archaeology Andrew Parkin for an adults' walking tour of Classical Newcastle where we'll be exploring the influence of the Greeks and their architecture on the city. Each walking tour...

Object Handling - the Ancient Greeks

Event on 07.03.2018 12:30

Join Assistant Learning Officer Kathryn Wharton to learn more about the Ancient Greeks. There will be opportunities to handle objects, including replica Greek armour. Part of BBC Civilisations....

The Heart of the Matter

Event on 24.03.2018 10:00

The Heart of the Matter is an exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart. The heart can symbolise romantic love and the centre of human emotion, but it is also the...