Great North Museum - Great Exhibition of the North.
As part of the Great Exhibition of the North the Great North Museum has a series of displays not normally seen at the museum.
Included here are photos of John Lennon's piano and some original Beatles lyrics. Sheffield born Helen Sharman's spacesuit, she was Britain's first astronaut.
The new industry of north is on display including models of the survey ship the Sir David Attenborough and a wind turbine which is bringing new work to many northern areas.
The shark art work was created by Damien Hirst, a member of the "YBA" -Young British Artists movement.
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