Fancy a sleepover with this...
There is fun, then there is enormous fun, then there is spending the night in a museum with a T-Rex. The first sleepover at the Great North Museum: Hancock will let visitors bed down next to the museum’s iconic exhibits, including its Egyptian mummies and dinosaurs, as well as after-hours access to the forthcoming exhibition Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World.
There will also be live music from the fabulous north-east harmony band The Cornshed Sisters – whose beguiling blend of pop, folk, ballad, gospel and protest music has seen them become firm live favourites – a cash bar, late night DJ, food and activities led by the museum’s experts.
Caroline McDonald, Manager of the Great North Museum: Hancock said: “We’re excited to try something new with this event and allow visitors to live that dream of spending the night at the museum. We have had youngsters stay overnight in the past but this is our first sleepover designed solely with grown-ups in mind. I’m pleased that we’ll be able to show the museum in a different light.”
Tickets for the sleepover are limited and prices are £75 for adults and £70 concessions. The price includes a complimentary welcome drink, hot buffet dinner, late night snacks, all entertainment, activities and breakfast the following morning.Great North Nights: Grown-up Sleepover, Saturday 4 March, Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, doors 6.30pm, £75/£70. greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/grown-up-sleepover