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

  • 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
  • FREE
    Dig Deeper! Guided Colliery Tour
    Ashington

    Dig Deeper! Guided Colliery Tour

    01-Feb-2019 - 27-Dec-2019

    Daily at This tour takes place in heritage colliery buildings and although it is suitable for children and adults, we do ask that visitors take care and that children are supervised at all times 2pm. ...

    Age Friendly
  • FREE
    Spotlight Tour:The Pitmen Painters
    Ashington

    Spotlight Tour:The Pitmen Painters

    01-Feb-2019 - 27-Dec-2019

    Daily, 12 noon 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 incre...

    Age Friendly
  • FREE
    The Fallen Forest
    Ashington

    The Fallen Forest

    01-Feb-2019 - 22-Apr-2019

    Every weekend plus every day during Northumberland School Holidays: 12 noon - 3pm.  Help us create The Fallen Forest this winter at Woodhorn Museum as part of our Coal Forest season. Set in our s...

    Age Friendly
  • FREE
    Easter Bunny
    Ashington

    Easter Bunny

    19-Apr-2019 - 22-Apr-2019

    Look out for the Easter Bunny! There's a small treat awaiting those who spot our special seasonal VIP.

    Age Friendly

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