Hancock Museum Parking
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Hancock Museum, also known as the Great North Museum, is the place to learn about natural history and ancient civilisations in Newcastle. It was established in 1884 and merged with Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery in 2006 to form the Great North Museum.
The Hancock Museum includes an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, fascinating displays showing the diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, a planetarium, and a cast of a T-Rex dinosaur skeleton. There are also full size models of an elephant, a great white shark, a polar bear and a giraffe.
As with most popular attractions, parking at Hancock Museum gets very busy and it can be tricky to find a parking spot if you don’t plan in advance. It is recommended that drivers investigate their parking options in advance before setting off for their day out at Hancock Museum.
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Parking at Hancock Museum
Make parking at Hancock Museum a breeze with some planning in advance.
It is easy to drive into Newcastle from the A1 to the north and south, and from the A69 to the west. The Hancock Museum can be found just off the Great North Road. If you are using a Sat Nav, the postcode to use in NE2 4PT.
There is no public parking on site for Hancock Museum parking. The nearest Newcastle City Council car park is Claremont Road. This is about 300m away from the Hancock Museum. Go past the museum towards Exhibition Park (north), and over the roundabout. The car park can be found on the right.
The nearest NCP car parks for Hancock Museum parking are:
- John Dobson Street
- New Bridge Street
- Carliol Square
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If you’re staying in the area near Hancock Museum and are looking for other things to do, you won’t be disappointed as there are plenty of nearby attractions. Newcastle is a vibrant city with many museums, restaurants, music venues, attractions and parks.
One highlight is Beamish museum. This is a world famous open air museum. It tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s. Set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside, Beamish museum offers an interactive experience that all the family will enjoy. There are costumed folk bringing the town to life as a living, working museum. Visitors can experience how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the North East region. It is fascinating to know that the buildings at Beamish museum are not replicas, but have been transported brick by brick and rebuilt there from around the region. This gives a real sense of history. There is an exciting programme of events held at Beamish museum throughout the year.
Other nearby attractions include Quayside, the hub of arts, music and culture in Newcastle; the medieval Newcastle Castle, that gave the city its name; and St Nicholas Cathedral, the most northern cathedral in the country.
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Train and metro:
Haymarket Metro station is a five minute walk away from the Hancock Museum. There are mainline rail connections to Newcastle upon Tyne from Central Station and Haymarket is two stops away on the Tyne and Wear Metro. There are clear signposts to the Hancock Museum from Haymarket Metro station.
The Hancock Museum is a five minute walk away from the Haymarket Bus Interchange. This is served by numerous local bus services and the museum is well signposted from the bus station. If you are arriving by coach, there is a coach drop off point on Claremont Road to the side of the museum.
If you are travelling to the Hancock Museum by bicycle, there is rack space for 10 bicycles outside the main entrance of the museum.
Disabled Parking at Hancock Museum
The Blue Badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems or those who are registered blind. There are four parking bays available for Blue Badge holders visiting the Hancock Museum. If you find that these bays are already full when you arrive, please ask a member of staff and they will try to arrange a space for you in the private staff car park. It is also possible to drop off passengers at the front entrance plaza at the bottom of the main external stairs, or at the lay by on Claremont Road. The nearest car park is about 300m away up Claremont Road. There are also many parking spaces available in the city centre car parks.
There are numerous electric vehicle charging points situated around Newcastle for drivers to charge their electric cars near Hancock Museum. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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What postcode should I use for my Sat Nav to reach Hancock Museum?
For Sat Nav directions to Hancock Museum, use the postcode NE2 4PT.
Is it free to park in the Hancock Museum visitor car park?
There is no visitor car park available at the Hancock Museum. The nearest car park is located on Claremont Road.
Can I walk to Hancock Museum from the train station?
Hancock Museum is only 5 minutes’ walk away from Haymarket Metro station, so it is within easy walking distance.
Latest Hancock Museum parking reviews
Easy to find, safe & secure.AJ
My daughter was visiting from Norway and was going to St James Park with our Land Rover. I was worried about the parking as this was the last match of the season and she isn't used to driving a big car on th left hand side of the road. But there was no need to worry. Arthur was extremely helpful and the space was easy to find. And Newcastle Utd won, so we all were very happy!Kristen
Excellent, plenty of room. Easy to find if you look on Google maps first and enter off Westmorland road. 10-15 minute walk up to St James park. Would definitely use again.Caron
Easy to find, big spaces and a short walk to The city, universities and St James'sChristian
Arrived early but no problem. Effortless parking.Drew
Excellent no problem parking , will recommend to all and certainly use the service againAlan
Easy to find and excellent location if staying in the area. Good value for money.Melanie
location was great for us.Kat