Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 511 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.

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.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are not allowed in the fenced museum area. It would be best to leave your dog at home if possible as Woodhorn's car park does not offer any shade.

New for Summer 2016 - New outdoor children's play area (check in advance for opening date.)

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

Full details of opening times on www.experiencewoodhorn.com

 

Awards

Green Tourism North East England Tourism Awards 2012

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  • Child / family friendly at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Child / family friendly
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  • 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
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  • Cycle friendly at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Cycle friendly
  • Credit / debit cards accepted at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Gift shop on site at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Gift shop on site
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  • Toilet Facilities at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Toilet facilities
  •  at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Wheelchair friendly
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Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 511 reviews

Awards

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.

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.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are not allowed in the fenced museum area. It would be best to leave your dog at home if possible as Woodhorn's car park does not offer any shade.

New for Summer 2016 - New outdoor children's play area (check in advance for opening date.)

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

Full details of opening times on www.experiencewoodhorn.com

 

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 ticket
  •  at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Wheelchair friendly
  • Picnic area at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Picnic area
  • Restaurant / cafe on site at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Restaurant / Cafe on site
  • Child / family friendly at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Child / family friendly
  • Historic/arcitectural interest at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Historic/architectural interest
  • 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
  • Coach parking available at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Coach parking available
  • Cycle friendly at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Cycle friendly
  • Credit / debit cards accepted at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Gift shop on site at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Gift shop on site
  • Restaurant / cafe on site at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Restaurant / Cafe on site
  • Toilet Facilities at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Toilet facilities
  •  at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Wheelchair friendly
  • Event venue at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Event venue
  • Guided Tours at Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives Museums and galleries Attraction Guided Tours
  • 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

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

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