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Museums, Galleries & Collections

Museums, Galleries and Collections

Our cultural venues and heritage collections on campus are open to the public as well as our students and staff.

A message from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums - Coronavirus

Following new advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with other cultural organisations, we have taken the difficult decision to close all of our museums and galleries and the archives from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March.

This is provisionally until 1 May 2020 but we will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes.

Please sign up to our e-mails at and check our social media channels and website so we can keep you up to date with what’s going on.

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

Great North Museum: Hancock

The Great North Museum: Hancock is a purpose built natural history museum. It holds the collections of the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is also home to the Shefton collection, bequeathed to the University by the late Professor Brian Shefton.

The Museum is a popular free family destination with a programme of exhibitions, expert talks, and activities for children.

Visit the Great North Museum: Hancock website.

Hatton Gallery

The Hatton Gallery is a modern art exhibition and learning space at the heart of campus.

Find out more on the Hatton Gallery blog or visit the Hatton Gallery website.

University Library Special Collections

The University's Special Collections offer rare and unique teaching and research resources. There are over 100 collections including rare books and archives, woodblocks and illustrations.

Visit the Special Collections pages on the University Library website.

Art on Campus

Newcastle University’s city centre campus contains a wealth of exciting art, iconic buildings and public spaces.

Visit the Art on Campus website.