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Great Auk at the Hancock, Newcastle

Head of Hancock's specimen of the adult Great Auk © NHSN

Friday 9 September, 11 – 3.30pm

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

We are opening the doors of our prestigious Council Room in the Great North Museum: Hancock as part of the national Heritage Open Day weekend. Come and see some of our fascinating archive material, including manuscripts and artwork relating to the Society’s Great Auk collections, as well as two Great Auk specimens from our museum collection. This is a fantastic opportunity to see these rare extinct species which are not normally on display. You can also see the historic furnishings and paintings in the room and speak to the Society’s archivist, June Holmes.

Accompanied children 10+ welcome.