Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Farrell reinvents the past in Newcastle

  • 1 Comment

These are the first images of the Terry Farrell-designed Great North Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne

Previously known as the Hancock Museum, work has been under way to modernise and extend the 1884, Grade II-listed building since 2007.  The £26 million project will open to the public on 23 May. ‘The challenge was to reinvent something that was already there,’ Terry Farrell told the AJ. ‘How do you create
a more open and connected building where before it was cellular and introverted? We aimed to bring a fresh feel like that in the great modern museums to a non-dynamic space.’

  • 1 Comment

Readers' comments (1)

  • Douglas Harding

    Picture 6 is simply the *greatest* elevation I have ever seen. It appears to me that Farrells attempts at creating "a fresh feel" have fallen very flat. It's a shame as there was real potential for a great renovation of the existing building.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.