Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain


Great North Museum: Hancock

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT


The Great North Museum: Hancock is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle University. Located in the north-east of England, the collection is home to a large array of items from around the world, including North America.

Highlights include items from the Pacific North-West (particularly Tsimshian, Haida and Tlingit artefacts) as well as a strong representation of Plains, Woodlands and Arctic cultures. The museum has also recently undertaken extensive research into the North American collections. The project, entitled ‘Creative Power: Exploring Native North American Art at the Great North Museum: Hancock’ can be viewed here.

Please contact the museum well in advance of your visit to ensure that access to collections is possible.

HIGHLIGHTS (Images copyright of the Great North Museum: Hancock)

Tsimshian ceremonial rattle

Sinew and leather snowshoe, Labrador

Tupilak ceremonial carving, Angmagssalik, Inuit