Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, has opened the Great North Museum during a visit to Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, toured the Museum before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.
Professor Paul Younger, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement and Chair of the Great North Museum Board, said: “This is a tremendous honour for the Museum and the entire partnership behind it. The Great North Museum has already established a special place in the estimation of visitors from near and far, and it now receives the highest accolade in being opened by Her Majesty The Queen."
The Great North Museum has already attracted more than 500,000 visitors since it opened its doors to the public in May.
Newcastle University led the £26 million Great North Museum project, in partnership with Newcastle City Council, the Natural History Society of Northumbria, the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
published on: 6th November 2009