Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 172 reviews

Overview

Discover Northumberland's history and proud mining heritage at Woodhorn - a museum and home to Northumberland Archives, near Ashington.

Woodhorn is based in original colliery buildings with a stunning new building, inspired by the monster coal cutting machines that were once used deep underground. Its entertaining and interactive displays paint a picture of life in this former mining community.

You can take an emotional journey through Coal Town and learn about the life and loves, tears and tragedies of a proud mining community.

You can also explore the colliery buildings, hum along to a brass band, see the colourful miners' banner and even design your own banner. There's a regular programme of touring exhibitions covering everything from fashion and tattoos to photography and mining art. 

Woodhorn is home to The Ashington Group Collection - a unique collection of paintings by the artists more affectionately known as the Pitmen Painters whose story has been celebrated in the award winning play of the same name by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall.

If you want more history you can visit the Northumberland archives at Woodhorn which house everything from old maps and photographs to church records. With 800 years of history, it's just the thing if you're researching that family tree.

Touch screens will show you how to get started if you want to delve into the past and Woodhorn's study centre welcomes visitors all year round - just bring some id with you.

The separate Workshop Galleries offers visitors some great, large scale exhibitions too. Summer 2014 will offer Dinosaur Encounter with its amazing animatronic monsters.

Visitors can explore the grade 2 listed colliery buildings, enjoy lunch in the cafe or wander around the country park in which it is all located. Free admission. (Occasionally some big exhibitions have charges.) Parking charge applies.

Woodhorn is open Wednesday - Sunday all year 10am - 4pm (5pm April - September). Also open Monday & Tuesday during Northumberland school holidays.

Awards

green tourism North East England Tourism Awards 2012

Venue

Competition

Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives features as a prize in the competition...
Win a signed copy of Pitmen Painters book and a guided tour (Ends on 31/07/2014)

Itinerary

Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives features in the itinerary...
Lights, camera, action

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Type Entry for Guide price
Free 1
£0.00
per visit

Facilities

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Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 172 reviews

Awards

green tourism North East England Tourism Awards 2012

Overview

Discover Northumberland's history and proud mining heritage at Woodhorn - a museum and home to Northumberland Archives, near Ashington.

Woodhorn is based in original colliery buildings with a stunning new building, inspired by the monster coal cutting machines that were once used deep underground. Its entertaining and interactive displays paint a picture of life in this former mining community.

You can take an emotional journey through Coal Town and learn about the life and loves, tears and tragedies of a proud mining community.

You can also explore the colliery buildings, hum along to a brass band, see the colourful miners' banner and even design your own banner. There's a regular programme of touring exhibitions covering everything from fashion and tattoos to photography and mining art. 

Woodhorn is home to The Ashington Group Collection - a unique collection of paintings by the artists more affectionately known as the Pitmen Painters whose story has been celebrated in the award winning play of the same name by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall.

If you want more history you can visit the Northumberland archives at Woodhorn which house everything from old maps and photographs to church records. With 800 years of history, it's just the thing if you're researching that family tree.

Touch screens will show you how to get started if you want to delve into the past and Woodhorn's study centre welcomes visitors all year round - just bring some id with you.

The separate Workshop Galleries offers visitors some great, large scale exhibitions too. Summer 2014 will offer Dinosaur Encounter with its amazing animatronic monsters.

Visitors can explore the grade 2 listed colliery buildings, enjoy lunch in the cafe or wander around the country park in which it is all located. Free admission. (Occasionally some big exhibitions have charges.) Parking charge applies.

Woodhorn is open Wednesday - Sunday all year 10am - 4pm (5pm April - September). Also open Monday & Tuesday during Northumberland school holidays.

Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives features as a prize in the competition...
Win a signed copy of Pitmen Painters book and a guided tour (Ends on 31/07/2014)
Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives features in the itinerary...
Lights, camera, action

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Ticketing and entry prices for Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

Type Entry for Guide price
Free 1
£0.00
per visit
  • Indoors at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Indoors
  • Car parking available at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Car parking available
  • Credit / debit cards accepted at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Toilet Facilities at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

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Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

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