Northumberland

Woodhorn Museum


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.



Accessibility

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

  • FREE
    Dig Deeper! Guided Colliery Tour
    Ashington

    Dig Deeper! Guided Colliery Tour

    14-Feb-2018 - 31-Dec-2018

    Daily, 11am and 2.30pm - Explore the colliery buildings and learn more about how Woodhorn Colliery operated during its working life. Climb up to the winding room of the last Victorian engine house in ...

    Age Friendly
  • FREE
    Spotlight Tour:The Pitmen Painters
    Ashington

    Spotlight Tour:The Pitmen Painters

    14-Feb-2018 - 31-Dec-2018

    Daily, 11.30am and 3pm - Join your guide for a bitesize introduction to the inspirational story of the Ashington Group (also known as Pitmen Painters), and discover a few highlights of this incredible...

    Age Friendly
  • FREE
    Children
    Ashington

    Children's Craft Activities

    14-Feb-2018 - 31-Dec-2018

    Every weekend plus every day during school holidays: 11am-3.30pm. Take part in a simple but fun craft activity and take the finished product home.

    Age Friendly
  • Pop-Up Ashington Group Hut
    Northumberland

    Pop-Up Ashington Group Hut

    21-Jul-2018 - 02-Sep-2018

    This fun and family friendly experience is inspired by the hut where the Ashington Group (Pitmen Painters) met to explore art, work and life. 

    Age Friendly
  • Grand Day Out: What a Whopper!
    ASHINGTON

    Grand Day Out: What a Whopper!

    15-Aug-2018 - 19-Aug-2018

    Enjoy a changing programme of art activities inspired by The Pitmen Painters and our coal mining community heritage, with something different to create each time you visit.

    Age Friendly
  • Grand Day Out: Oom Paa Paa
    ASHINGTON

    Grand Day Out: Oom Paa Paa

    20-Aug-2018 - 26-Aug-2018

    Enjoy a changing programme of art activities inspired by The Pitmen Painters and our coal mining community heritage, with something different to create each time you visit.

    Age Friendly
  • Grand Day Out: Power to the People!
    ASHINGTON

    Grand Day Out: Power to the People!

    27-Aug-2018 - 02-Sep-2018

    Enjoy a changing programme of art activities inspired by the Pitmen Painters and our coal mining community heritage, with something different to create each time you visit.

    Age Friendly

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