Woodhorn Museum

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Discover 800 years of history and experience fantastic events and exhibitions at Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Take a fun and fascinating journey of discovery as you learn of Northumberland's industrial past and proud people. Interactive displays, art and original colliery buildings to explore as well as a great events and exhibitions programme all year round.

Find us at...

  • Woodhorn Museum
  • Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
  • Ashington
  • Northumberland
  • Northumberland
  • NE63 9YF


All visitors to Woodhorn will find a visit rewarding with almost all of the buildings open to the public fully accessible: only one or two places in the old colliery buildings are a little more challenging.

Visitors are welcome to borrow one of three wheelchairs or a motorised scooter during their visit, and staff are happy to discuss any special requirements in advance of a visit. 

Please note that the Dark Side guided tours are only suitable for able bodied visitors. 

If you would like more detailed access information about Woodhorn, you can download the full access statement here

Dogs at Woodhorn 

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are not allowed in the fenced museum area. If you would like to understand why dogs are not allowed, please read the policy here.

It would be best to leave your dog at home if possible as Woodhorn's car park does not offer any shade.

Our Events

  • Coal Forest

    Coal Forest

    27-Oct-2018 - 22-Apr-2019
    Woodhorn Museum

    Coal Forest will see the site transformed through a series of magical and thought-provoking art installations in our museum and colliery heritage buildings.

    Age Friendly


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