Natural Northumbria

Visitors can discover what makes the North East region special in terms of the animals and plants as well as paying a 'virtual' visit to a number of sites in the area. Investigation Hides provide the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at how animals and plants live and behave in the North East region's woodlands, uplands, lowlands, and coastal areas.

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Exhibitions and events

World Cultures

Permanent exhibition

This gallery shows some of the most exciting objects in the museum’s collection from many world cultures – the Islands of the Pacific, the great land masses of Africa and Asia, the plains of North...

Roman Empire

Permanent exhibition

This display explores objects from the wider Roman Empire including a huge porphyry foot and one of the most famous coins in the world, a Roman silver denari of Anthony and Cleopatra. Suitable for...

Mouse House

Permanent exhibition

The Mouse House is especially for our youngest visitors and their families. Designed to excite curiosity and encourage young children to explore, the Mouse House gallery is full of surprises...

Living Planet

Permanent exhibition

The Bio Wall in Living Planet houses hundreds of creatures and by using a mixture of touch screen technology and hands-on investigations, visitors can investigate these animals and find out where...

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