Following advice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic we took the decision to close the Great North Museum: Hancock on Wednesday 18 March until 1 May 2020. We will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes.

We're planning and creating digital experiences and resources so that you can still enjoy our wonderful collections from home.  We will add these to our website and social media. Please sign up to our emails at and check our social media so we can keep you up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any online shop orders until the museums reopen.

Opening times

Mon 16 Mar10am - 5pm
Tues 17 Mar10am - 5pm
Wed 18 Mar10am - 5pm
Thu 19 MarCLOSED
Fri 20 MarCLOSED
Sat 21 MarCLOSED
Sun 22 MarCLOSED

Hatton Gallery is CLOSED from 19 March - 30 April 2020 (inclusive) following COVID-19 advice