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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.

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. 

Farrell Centre

Our newest cultural venue, the Farrell Centre, offers you free exhibitions, talks, lectures, tours and days out for all ages.

At Newcastle’s latest visitor centre, learn how we shape our cities, in exhibitions and free activities. With free admission, it’s located at the top of our campus in the Sir Terry Farrell Building on Eldon Place.

Visit the Farrell Centre website.