Ghost Stories of Woodhorn Museum

Overview

Overview

11.30am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Join professional storyteller Stephen Skelton and enjoy some spine-chilling tales about Woodhorn Museum These special ghost stories are all based on spooky encounters experienced by staff and visitors at the museum.

Stories include the mysterious ‘man in a leather apron’ lurking in the Coal Town exhibition, troublesome ‘Jack’ causing mischief in Winding House 1, and all manner of strange sights & sounds experienced after darkness falls.

Set in the atmospheric colliery site where these experiences actually took place, these storytelling sessions will scare, surprise & delight visitors in equal measure! We would recommend these sessions as suitable for ages 5 and up, but you know your kids best so if they are easily frightened they may prefer our pumpkin trail or birds of prey display.

Please arrive in good time for the storytelling to avoid interrupting the 30 minute session. This experience is included at no additional cost as part of your Museums Northumberland Annual Membership where children can visit for free.

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.

 

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Ticketing and entry prices for Ghost Stories of Woodhorn Museum

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

Dates & times for Ghost Stories of Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

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