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Great North Museum

The Great North Museum: Hancock is the only natural history museum in the North East. The Museum brings together collections from the Hancock Museum, Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and Hatton Gallery. It was built by the Natural History Society of Northumbria and opened in 1884, to house their growing collection.

Farnes seal by Sandie Carter

Pictures from the North East Wildlife Photography competition go on show

Pictures show the wonder of the natural world on our doorsteps

Winners shine in North East wildlife photography contest

A County Durham photographer has scooped the top prize in the 2014 North East Wildlife Photography competition

The CIPD Summer Networking event was held at the Great North Museum

CIPD North East holds summer networking event at the Great North Museum

CIPD North East held its summer networking event, which attracted more than 100 people, at Newcastle's Great North Museum: Hancock

The Evolution Festival 2013 at Spillers Wharf in Newcastle

100 reasons why it's great up North? Now we're up to 115 reasons

We've taken on your suggestions to expand our 100 great reasons why it's great up North

Part of the Lindisfarne coin horad and the jug in which it was found

Race is on to keep historic Lindisfarne coins hoard in the North East

A plea for public help to raise £7,000 has gone out in order to help buy treasure found in the foundations of a house on Lindisfarne

First day queue at the Great North Museum

Newcastle's Great North Museum celebrates fifth birthday

Celebration day for Great North Museum in Newcastle as it celebrates its fifth birthday

First World War recruits in Great Hall, Discovery Museum

First World War project set to bring visitors to Tyne and Wear museums

Cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund is set to boost First World War exhibitions and workshops at North East museums

Preparations for the Magic Worlds Exhibition at the Great North Museum

Magic Worlds exhibition set to open at the Great North Museum

When Magic Worlds is finally ready to open at Great North Museum: Hancock at the weekend, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in enchanted worlds peopled by witches, wizards, fairies, elves, dragons and illusionists

Toon Times exhibition at the Discovery Museum, curator Anna Dodgson

Visitor numbers at North East museums and galleries increase

North East museums and galleries have recorded some of their best visitor figures with the Discovery Museum experiencing their busiest February ever

Bjorn the Polar Bear comes to the Great North Museum

Bjorn the polar bear wows kids at Newcastle's Great North Museum

Bjorn the polar bear is a friendly sort, and his handler Ursula was by his side to explain the facts about his majestic kind to youngsters at Newcastle's Great North Museum

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

Visitor numbers slump at North East museums as cuts bite

Visitor numbers at museums in the North East have dropped as funding cuts force shorter opening hours and hit exhibitions, new figures have revealed

Artist Katie Paterson whose Second Moon art work has won a Sky Arts Award

Newcastle University-commissioned artwork wins South Bank Sky Arts Award

A North East artwork about the moon has won a South Bank Sky Arts Awards as David Whetstone reports

Winning Pupils from Durham Johnston school, who battled it out with scale model racing cars

North East schools gather to take part in Formula 1 competition

School boys and girls from around the region have taken part in the prestigious F1 In Schools tournament

The Greenland shark which was found on Embleton Bay

Shark on Northumberland beach baffles North East naturalists

A Greenland shark found on a Northumberland beach has baffled North East naturalists

Andrew Parkin, from the Discovery Museum with the statue of the Roman god Mithras

Restoration work begins on Hadrian's Wall temple treasure

Conservation work will begin on a carving of a Roman god found on Hadrian's Wall which is on display at the Great North Museum

Great North Museum Exhibitions Curator Lindsey Bruce with the Fijian Mermaid

Fairies and fantasy exhibition set for Newcastle's Great North Museum

An exhibition exploring fantasy, fairies and magic is to be staged by Newcastle's Great North Museum

Setting up the Whale exhibition at the Great North Museum:Hancock in Newcastle

Culture funding pot still empty as North East rich neglect arts fund

Newcastle Culture Investment Fund set up to offset cuts to arts in North East is shunned by wealthy donors

Museum assistant Jo Anderson giving the great North Museums T Rex a much need clean

Great North Museum's Tyrannosaurus Rex gets a big clean

Museum worker Jo Anderson has been giving the skeleton of a T-Rex dinosaur a spring clean at the Great North Museum: Hancock

A 15th Century German Bartmann jug and a selection of gold and silver coins uncovered by Richard Mason

Builder discovers treasure during Holy Island house renovation

A routine building job on Holy Island turned into an exciting discovery for Northumberland builder, Richard Mason

Members of the All Runs Club gather at the Great North Run 30th anniversary run

All Runs Club keeping up 100% record in Great North Run

A team of dedicated runners will be taking to the city’s streets for the 33rd year in a row at the Bupa Great North Run


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