Daily Exhibition In Summer 2019, Museums Northumberland is thrilled to be sharing some of Northumberland’s most extraordinary hidden stories with you.
Over the past year we have been working closely with artist Matt Stokes to explore and reveal hidden stories from our unique Northumberland museum places, collections and people. Through this major commission, Stokes’ research has drawn out narrative threads that tie Museums Northumberland’s stories together in unexpected ways.
Soundmirror: Discover the incredible story of the orchid grown and named for local footballing legend Jackie Milburn at Woodhorn Museum. Stokes’ uncovered this wonderful story in a collection of Milburn family memorabilia which was gifted to Woodhorn Museum by Jackie’s son, Jack Milburn. However, both the story and the orchid then disappeared into complete obscurity; until now. 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Matt Stokes: Soundmirror Exhibition takes place at ...
Ticketing and entry prices for Matt Stokes: Soundmirror Exhibition
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Dates & times for Matt Stokes: Soundmirror Exhibition, Ashington
|Saturday||20/07/2019||Sunday||22/09/2019||10:00 - 16:00|
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