The Great North Museum has excitement and wonder on offer all year round; with a planetarium and a life- size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, mummies from Ancient Egypt, a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall. There’s major displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms – take an exciting journey through 350 million years of evolution and discover the story of our planet and its people.

Here’s what’s happening in January 2016:

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The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell
30 January – 3 May 2016
She was an archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer, mountaineer and explorer – meet the extraordinary Gertrude Bell, the woman who in 1921 advised Winston Churchill on the country that became Iraq, and helped to shape the Middle East after World War I. Born into a wealthy family at Washington New Hall in what was then County Durham. A new exhibition drawn from the Gertrude Bell Archive at Newcastle University, also with significant loans from the British Museum, Imperial War Museum and Royal Geographical Society.

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Polar Explorers [for families]
30 January 2016 – 3 May 2016
Discover what life is like in the coldest places on Earth in the new Polar Explorers exhibition for families with younger children. The resilient ways of life of people and wildlife living in polar extremes will be explored in this immersive exhibition, inspiring young minds through sensory and accessible stimulation. There will be a free events programme alongside this exhibition.

Open: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm
Closed: 25 and 26 December, 1 January

Free entry

Great North Museum: Hancock
Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
Telephone: (0191) 208 6765 ▪ Textphone: 18001 0191 208 6765
Nearest Metro station: Haymarket

Twitter: @GNM_Hancock

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