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.

Professor Sugata Mitra

TEDx conference comes to Newcastle as university joins forces with Thinking Digital

Speakers to include everyone from academics working in India to a Young Musician of Year with a passion for the recorder

Newcastle University post graduate students installing the Shells to Shields exhibition at the Great North Museum

New Great North Museum exhibition looks at links between human and animal defences

Students worked with museum staff to put together a new exhibition at Great North Museum: Hancock

New community fund set to launch to help health charities in the North East

Medics invited to give financial help to community led health groups across North East

Samantha Tranter, who led the WildWatch scheme

700 volunteers scour the North Pennines in WildWatch project

WildWatch project run by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural amasses 20,000 sightings but has now reached end of its three years

Jamieson Combs of the NAKD wholefood brand speaks at Newcastle University

Global business leaders bid to inspire North East students

Newcastle University scheme sees top entrepreneurs sharing their stories with students and the public

The Great North Museum: Hancock

Great North Museum's storage area in Newcastle has become an attraction in itself

Between 750,000 and one million items are stored at the GNM Resource centre on Tyneside - and visitors are welcome to tour it

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems

Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK’s favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

Innovative ideas emerge from North East 'hackathon'

Computer coders come together to solve problems real and imaginary

The Roman carved stone basin unearthed in the Lower Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle

Roman find in Ouseburn Valley beneath new affordable housing site

Evidence of the Roman presence in the Lower Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle has been uncovered by archaeologists

Thomas Bewick

Natural History Society of Northumbria welcomes funding grant

Natural History Society of Northumbria has received a £137,200 boost to help it protect and enhance its collections

Delegates gather at the 2014 addition of MuseumNext, at The Sage Gateshead

Newcastle entrepreneur behind Europe's top museum sector conference

Jim Richardson, founder of Newcastle design studio Sumo, has successfully grown MuseumNext to attract international attention

Julia Bell and Clymene Christoforow who have organised a major European culture festival on Tyneside

Delegates head to the North East for European culture conference

A conference being held in the UK for the first time will be a showcase for the North East's many cultural attractions

Joanna Berry, entrepreneur and director of engagement at Newcastle University Business School

Newcastle secures funding to support female entrepreneurs in using digital technology

The wwWomen scheme, part of the Go Digital initiative, launches next week with an event at The Great North Museum: Hancock

Richard Mason and his father Tom, from Rothbury, who discovered a jar containing ancient coins, while working on Holy Island

Last ditch plea to save Lindisfarne treasure hoard for the North East

Public fundraising plea to keep Lindisfarne coins, discovered by Richard Mason, for North East reaches its final week

In front of the restored shop are, left to right, Linda Green, Janice and Rabbi Hyman Shein

North East heritage projects boosted by £90m-worth of grants

Heritage Lottery Fund cash spent on regenerating historic shopping street, digitising archive collections and more

Wendy Fail who is doing a PhD on re-introducing the harvest mouse to Northumberland at Newcastle University.

Rare harvest mouse found in County Durham

Harvest mouse's discovery is one of the most northerly for its species, says Durham Wildlife Trust

Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

Historian William Hutton thought in 1801 he would be the last man to walk the length of the wall

Viking warriors Freya Wise and Jon Smith, at the Great North Museum, in Newcastle

Vikings stage an invasion of Newcastle's Great North Museum: Hancock

A group of Vikings have set up camp outside the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle

Jo Anderson from the Great North Museum, with the twin gold hair tress, which was found at Kirkhaugh

Prehistoric gold find may join twin in Newcastle museum

Gold ornament set to be reunited with 4,300-year old twin at Great North Museum in Newcastle

Left to right, Aidan Bell, Luca Alderson, Joseph Bell and Sebastian Alderson

Schoolboys uncover 'Amesbury Archer of the North' at Kirkhaugh burial site

Finds link Kirkhaugh burial to the Amesbury Archer at Stonehenge - and the first metal working in Britain


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