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.

Find us at...

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

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
  • Pumpkin Trail
    ASHINGTON

    Pumpkin Trail

    27-Oct-2018 - 04-Nov-2018
    Queen Elizabeth II Country Par

    Pick up your trail sheet at the Welcome Desk then explore the museum and colliery buildings to try and find all the hidden pumpkins. If you manage to find all the pumpkins, make your way back to the W...

    Age Friendly
  • Ghost Stories of Woodhorn Museum
    ASHINGTON

    Ghost Stories of Woodhorn Museum

    31-Oct-2018 (All Day)
    Queen Elizabeth II Country Par

    Stories include the mysterious ‘man in a leather apron’ lurking in the Coal Town exhibition, troublesome ‘Jack’ causing mischief in Winding House 1, and all manner of strange s...

    Age Friendly
  • Birds Of Prey
    ASHINGTON

    Birds Of Prey

    31-Oct-2018 11:00 AM
    Queen Elizabeth II Country Par

    Discover the fascinating world of birds of prey and see spectacular displays with the team from Ridgeside Falconry.

    Age Friendly
  • Coal Forest
    Ashington

    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
  • Festive Tales with Father Christmas
    Ashington

    Festive Tales with Father Christmas

    08-Dec-2018 - 24-Dec-2018
    Woodhorn Museum

    Want to find out how to get your letter to Father Christmas or what Reindeer really want you to leave for them on Christmas Eve?

    Age Friendly
  • Pit Yard Skating
    Ashington

    Pit Yard Skating

    01-Dec-2018 - 24-Dec-2018
    Woodhorn Museum

    Back by popular request, our WonderIce skating rink will be open throughout December.

    Age Friendly
  • Relaxed Early Opening: Festive Tales with Father Christmas
    ASHINGTON

    Relaxed Early Opening: Festive Tales with Father Christmas

    08-Dec-2018 10:30 AM
    Queen Elizabeth II Country Park

    Want to find out how to get your letter to Father Christmas or what Reindeer really want you to leave for them on Christmas Eve?

    Age Friendly
  • Relaxed Early Opening: Pit Yard Skating
    Ashington

    Relaxed Early Opening: Pit Yard Skating

    15-Dec-2018 10:30 AM
    Woodhorn Museum

    Woodhorn Museum will open early and this magical event will provide a more relaxed session for visitors on the autism spectrum and those who would feel more comfortable in a quieter environment.

    Age Friendly
  • Under Fives Fridays: Festive Tales with Father Christmas
    Ashington

    Under Fives Fridays: Festive Tales with Father Christmas

    07-Dec-2018 - 21-Dec-2018
    Woodhorn Museum

    This magical event has been customised for our pre-school audiences and will include lots of festive fun for everyone. Want to find out how to get your letter to Father Christmas or what Reindeer real...

    0 - 5 years

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