The Great North Museum: Hancock aims to give all local pupils the opportunity to attend exciting, interactive workshops focused around the many natural science and archaeology objects in the Museum’s collection. Each workshop ties in strongly with the National Curriculum, while providing an experience that cannot be replicated in any classroom.
Key Stage 2
Dino Detectives is a workshop looking at how fossils can tell us so much about extinct species, with a focus on dinosaurs (did we mention we have a T.rex skeleton by the way?), Mummies Unwrapped illustrates the process of mummification and the beliefs behind it.
Key Stage 3
In the This World Rocks workshop, pupils learn how different types of rocks are formed and see amazing examples of rocks and crystals from around the world. Adapt allows students to explore the diversity of the animal kingdom through real specimens. In The Colour of Nature workshop we explore colour in the natural world with specimens and spectrometers.
99% Ape is a workshop for KS3 and 4 which encourages students to look at human evolution using our impressive collection of hominid skulls. Evolve is an opportunity for students to travel back to the early Devonian, 400 million years ago, to explore the fossil record and track changes in one group of animals, the ammonoids.
Strong links with Newcastle University, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and the Natural History Museum mean that the Great North Museum is uniquely placed to offer a wide range of opportunities for learners of any age.
Entry to the museum and to the school workshops is free of charge. To plan your visit, please call 0191 222 6865 or visit the website.