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Exhibitions

Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World
Until Sunday 14 May 2017
Free, donations welcome. No booking required
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bones-skeleton-secrets-of-the-animal-world

Why can’t I fly like a bird, or leap as far as a frog? The animal world is full of questions and bones can help us find the answers. From itty-bitty bats to whopping whales, bones are the hidden keys to how animals move, survive and evolve over time. Join The Hancock on an interactive journey through land, air and ocean and marvel at real bones, teeth and fossils from over 100 creatures.

Hadrian’s Cavalry: Shock and awe – the power of the Roman cavalryman’s mask
Saturday 8 April – Sunday 10 September 2017
Free, donations welcome. No booking required
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/hadrians-cavalry

A cavalry trooper projected a powerful image. Their appearance reflected the power of the Roman Empire as well as the man behind the mask. For the very first time, two bronze Ribchester-style Helmets are being displayed together, including the famous ‘Ribchester Helmet’ from the British Museum, London.

Events

Bones: After Hours Talks for adults
Friday 7 April 2017, 5.30pm
Free (pay what you want on the night). Tickets must be booked online in advance
https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bones-after-hours-talks

Join the museum after hours for grown-up talks inspired by the new family exhibition Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World. You’ll enjoy a private view of the exhibition and special bone-themed talks from expert speakers. They’re even giving you the opportunity to try some interesting bones broths with Sam Storey, research chef at Durham University. Guest speakers for Friday 7 April:

Professor Kenny Dalgarno (Newcastle University) – ‘3D printing for bone repair and regeneration.’

Professor Eugene McCloskey (University of Sheffield) – ‘What have Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson got to do with bone health?’

Babbling Vagabonds
Tuesday 11 April 2017 – 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Wednesday 12 April 2017 – 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
£4.50 per person (plus booking fee). Tickets must be booked online in advance
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/babbling-vagabonds

Every bone has a hidden tale to tell…Join Babbling Vagabonds at the Great North Museum this Easter and help them create their very own theatrical adventure inspired by the exhibition Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World. Together, you will have a closer look at the bones in the exhibition and then let your imaginations take over to create an amazing original story. Then, Babbling Vagabonds will tell it back to the group, complete with props, dress up, oodles of theatricality and plenty of audience interaction.

Shadow Puppetry Workshop
Tuesday 18 April 2017, 11am
£4.50 per person (plus booking fee). Tickets must be booked online in advance
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/shadow-puppetry-workshop

At 4M’s shadow puppetry workshop, you’ll bring all manner of bony creatures to life in silhouette. Cut and shape your characters from templates and learn all about the art of shadow puppetry, culminating in a small show at the end of the workshop.

Timetable
11am – 12.30pm: Making
12.30-1pm: Lunch break (lunch not provided)
1-2pm: Performing

Autism-Friendly Relaxed Early Opening
Wednesday 19 April 2017, 9.30am
Free. Tickets must be booked online in advance
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/autism-friendly-early-opening

On Wednesday 19 April The Hancock is opening early for a private museum viewing for people with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders, along with their families and carers.

You can explore the whole museum including a special exhibition – Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World. Those booked on to this event will have access to the museum from 9.30am and they will be able to meet some friends from Animal Story between 10-11am before the general public can meet them. There will be many friends to meet including a pygmy hedgehog, blue tongued skink and a red foot tortoise.

Live Animal Handling
Wednesday 19 April 2017, 11am – 3pm
Free (donations welcome). No booking required
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/animal-handling

Would you like to meet Alvin and Simon the prairie dogs, Bob the bearded dragon or Prickles the African pygmy hedgehog? Animal Story are bringing a huge selection of live creatures to the museum this Easter for you to meet and hold under their expert supervision. Other animals you’ll meet include frogs, snakes, geckos, salamanders, owls, tortoises, scorpions and many more. Learn how these incredible critters behave and survive in the wild.

Roman Empire Trail
Thursday 20 April 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Free (donations welcome). No booking required
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/roman-empire-trail

To celebrate the recent opening of our Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition, come and discover more about life along the Wall. Follow the trail around the Hadrian’s Wall gallery to learn about where people came from in the Roman Empire. There’ll also be the opportunity to handle 3D scans of some of the objects in the gallery which have been produced in partnership with Newcastle University.

Meet Dr Tom Hill
Friday 21 April 2017, 1-2pm
Free (donations welcome). No booking required
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/meet-dr-tom-hill

Dr Tom Hill is an expert in nutrition from Newcastle University. He’ll be describing how it’s very important to have a good diet in order to have healthy bones. There’s a particular focus on calcium and vitamin D, two nutrients which have a long standing connection to healthy bones. Kids: what could you change in your diet to keep all those bones strong?

Bones: After Hours Talks for adults
Friday 28 April 2017, 5.30pm
Free (pay what you want on the night). Tickets must be booked online in advance
greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/bones-after-hours-talks

Visit after hours for grown-up talks inspired by the new family exhibition Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World. You’ll enjoy a private view of the exhibition and special bone-themed talks from expert speakers. There will be an opportunity to try some interesting bones broths with Sam Storey, research chef at Durham University. Guest speakers for Friday 28 April:

Dr Jenny Walsh (University of Sheffield) – ‘The living skeleton’

Dr Christy Ducker (Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice) – Poetry Reading

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