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Image: The Realm, Tyne Bridge by Atomhawk

Tuesday 1st September sees the re-opening of two Newcastle museums: the family favourite Discovery Museum and the stately Great North Museum: Hancock.

The Discovery Museum brings to life the story of Newcastle and champions the spirit of the North East. A wandering panel gallery explores the contribution of Tyneside’s female population to the region in the Discover Her Story exhibition and, if you visit with people in your support bubble, you can try out the newly acquired Red Arrows capsule simulator.

Great North Museum: Hancock has been able to secure extensions of two special temporary exhibitions. Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk and a British Museum touring exhibition Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries will now run until 1st November. The permanent exhibitions of Fossil Stories, Ancient Egypt and Living Planet are also well worth a look.

Both museums are stuffed full of loads of other brilliant treasures and offer a coffee and a bite to eat, as well as activities for the young and young at heart. Booking tickets in advance is highly recommended and if you don’t feel like braving the outside world just yet both museums have virtual tours available online.

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