‘To the Moon and Back’ Gallery

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This gallery is part of Which Way North at the Great North Museum


Step inside Newcastle University’s museum and prepare to embark on an adventure into the revolutionary North.

Explore the frontiers crossed by the North’s pioneers. Imagine infinite possibilities and reach for the stars as your mission takes an out-of-this-world turn.

Take your lead from Sheffield-born Helen Sharman who made history as the first Briton in space. How far will she inspire you to go?

Star items to spot along the way
  • John Harrison, marine timekeeper H4, 1759
  • Helen Sharman’s Zvezda Sokol space suit
  • Anita Jeram, original illustration from ‘Guess How Much I Love You’

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Venue: Great North Museum

Accessibility Information

  • 3 points of access, 2 of which accommodate with an accessible ramp.
  • 4 Blue Badge parking spaces available.
  • Lifts to all floors all of which have voice announcers and Braille indicators.
  • Accessible toilets available on ground floor, 1st and 2nd.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.

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