We really missed hearing all your wonderful questions about Woodhorn. When we were closed, with no one around to ask questions, stories started sinking back underground. Did you know your questions have the power to bring Woodhorn’s stories up to the surface. Like miners returning to the light after being stuck in the dark underground.
Make sure you pick up a map when you arrive. Follow the footprints around the museum. Look out for the lightbulbs and answer the questions to complete The Quest of the Missing Questions. There are six missions to look out for, and make sure you visit the Stable Block to see a stunning installation by artist Bethan Maddocks and pick up a ‘Take and Make’ (a creative activity to take away and make at home). And when you get home don’t forget to share a photo of your Take and Make with us using the hashtag #WoodhornQuest The Quest of Missing Questions was created by Unfolding Theatre and Museums Northumberland and funded by Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England.
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.
The Quest of Missing Questions takes place at ...
Ticketing and entry prices for The Quest of Missing Questions
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Dates & times for The Quest of Missing Questions, Ashington
|Wednesday||16/09/2020||Saturday||31/10/2020||10:00 - 16:00|
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