Posts by venue: Natural Sciences

Singing Sands of the Northumberland Coast

Several years ago while cataloguing material in the Hancock Museum rock collection I came across some packets of sand. They didn’t contain a great deal of information apart from the localities that the sand had been collected from – the… Read more

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: The Naturalist’s Mantra

My name is Erin Slack and I am the curatorial assistant for natural sciences at the Great North Museum: Hancock. In this blog post I want to talk about something very important to me and the work I do: Pokémon.… Read more

The charming 19th Century tale of Miss Abbs and Peter the Hedgehog – A guest post by Helen Chester

My name is Helen Chester and I am a Library Volunteer at the Great North Museum: Hancock Library.  The Library contains the collection of the Natural History Society of Northumbria which is full of fascinating books on wildlife.  I came… Read more

Memories of the Hancock Museum (part 2)

Read part 1 of Iain’s blog about starting work at the Hancock Museum. Much loved by generations of local people and highly regarded nationally and internationally for the strength and quality of its collections, with a beautiful building commanding an… Read more

The wildlife illustrations of Edward Lear

Nowadays nearly all of us own a camera. They are often built in to our mobile phones. We can take photos of whatever we want, whenever we want. It is the age of the ‘selfie’, national photographic competitions such as… Read more