Coal Forest

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

Find within approx miles of Coal Forest

Overview

Coal Forest will see the site transformed through a series of magical and thought-provoking art installations in our museum and colliery heritage buildings. Neon lungs glow in the heart of the colliery ventilation system. A plainsong chant leads to a kaleidoscopic vision of coal; past, present and future.

A curious, tree-like figure has taken root in front of the blacksmith’s forge. An unearthly stag is disturbed as he grazes in the depths of the mine. Extraordinary and ancient insects creep through the colliery site. Coal Forest will be complemented by an exciting event programme that shifts with the seasons through Autumn, Winter and Spring. Grow in springtime, as we launch our new open art exhibition ‘Into the Woods’ alongside a programme of nature and wildlife inspired walks, talks and things to do.

Featuring: Brass Art, Crowe & Rawlinson, Laura Ford, Kelly Richardson, Thrussells, Bethan Maddocks Please note that some of the Coal Forest experiences are included free as part of your Museums Northumberland Annual Membership Membership is required for entry onto the museum site.

Membership Prices for Woodhorn Museum: Adult: £7.00 (Multiple adult purchased at the same time: £6.50). Concession (OAP and student) £6.00 Children 16 and under are admitted free at all Museums Northumberland venues. *Membership is valid for 12 months and includes unlimited return visits but please be aware that parking charges still apply on FREE community event days at Woodhorn Museum including Invasion Day and the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic.

Access information

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.

Access Plans for each of our museums can be downloaded from this website (you can find them on the Accessibility page), but please contact us if there’s anything we can do to support your access requirements at Woodhorn Museum:

Tel: 01670 624455

Email: hello@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

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. 

You might find our Google tour helpful in planning your visit.  Please telephone 01670 624455 or email if you have any queries or special requirements.


Road directions

Woodhorn is just off the A189 Coastal Route east of Ashington, Northumberland.  

It’s only 25 minutes from Newcastle in the south and Alnwick in the north. It is also just off the C1 National and Coast & Castles cycle routes.

If you are planning to use a sat nav, take care! Woodhorn’s postcode will take you to the wrong location, so please watch out for the brown and white signs as you get close and then Woodhorn’s large, bright entrance banners.

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Public transport

Public transport: Use the following link to make your way to Ashington Bus Station: http://jplanner.travelinenortheast.info/

From here you can either take a 15 minute walk or take advantage of special taxi rates offered by Ashington Taxis on 01670 813315 or 01670 817382.

If you decide to walk, here are the directions: turn right out of the bus station, and right again at the roundabout along the A197.

Go straight over the mini roundabout, and after about 600 metres go through the white gates on the left-hand side. You’ll cross a freight railway line so please take care.

Bear right and follow the path through the QEII Country Park to the Woodhorn car park.

The nearest main line railway station is Morpeth and the nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport.

 



Coal Forest takes place at ...
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington(Museums and galleries)

Ticketing and entry prices for Coal Forest

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
£7.00
annual pass

Dates & times for Coal Forest, Ashington

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Saturday16/02/2019Monday22/04/201910:00 - 16:00
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