Invasion X

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

Find within approx miles of Invasion X

Overview

Join us at Woodhorn on Sunday 21st July for the 10th instalment of the annual sci-fi extravaganza, Invasion Meet a host of science fiction characters ranging from Daleks to Doctors, Jedis to Jawas and many more! Do you or your family members love dressing up? Make sure you don your finest Sci Fi, Comic & Super Hero outfits for this brilliant and fun family day out! Don’t miss the sci-fair & themed crafts in our historic workshop galleries and keep your eyes peeled for costumed character pop-up activities running across the museum site throughout the day. We’ll also have some fabulous food and drink stalls on site (alongside the museum cafe) to help keep your superhero powers up on this brilliantly busy day out. This event is hosted by Woodhorn Museum and organised by a team of dedicated volunteers raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support (261017) and Woodhorn Charitable Trust (1129712). This event features volunteer and visitor cosplayers dressed as a range of science fiction and comic book themed characters. Many of these famous characters, ranging from Daleks to Deadpool, do portray varying degrees of threat and violence. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether or not this event is suitable for your own family members. Characters on site 10am-4pm, all other activities 10am-5pm. Admission free. Parking £5. Main Car Park: At the former ALCAN/Rio Tinto site with a Park & Ride service. Please follow signs. £5 per car. Allow up to 20 minutes for transfer. Blue Badge/Accessible Parking: available at the Woodhorn Museum site £5 per car. Invasion X Admission is free, but parking charge applies. Invasion is one of the special selected community days when the Woodhorn Museum Membership Scheme does not apply.

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.

 


Ticketing and entry prices for Invasion X

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

Dates & times for Invasion X , Ashington

From To
Sunday21/07/2019Sunday21/07/201910:00 - 17:00
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Picnic area at Invasion X  Family event Event Picnic area
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Childrens facilities at Invasion X  Family event Event Childrens facilities
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Historic/arcitectural interest at Invasion X  Family event Event Historic/architectural interest
Indoors at Invasion X  Family event Event Indoors
Car parking available at Invasion X  Family event Event Car parking available
Credit / debit cards accepted at Invasion X  Family event Event Credit / debit cards accepted
Event venue at Invasion X  Family event Event Event venue
Child / family friendly at Invasion X  Family event Event Family friendly
Guided Tours at Invasion X  Family event Event Guided Tours
Open all year at Invasion X  Family event Event Open all year
Toilet Facilities at Invasion X  Family event Event Toilet facilities
Car parking available at Invasion X  Family event Event Car parking available
Coach parking available at Invasion X  Family event Event Coach parking available
Cycle friendly at Invasion X  Family event Event Cycle friendly
Credit / debit cards accepted at Invasion X  Family event Event Credit / debit cards accepted
Cycle friendly at Invasion X  Family event Event Cycle friendly
Gift shop on site at Invasion X  Family event Event Gift shop on site
Dogs / pets allowed at Invasion X  Family event Event Pet friendly
Restaurant / cafe on site at Invasion X  Family event Event Restaurant / Cafe on site
Toilet Facilities at Invasion X  Family event Event Toilet facilities
 at Invasion X  Family event Event Wheelchair friendly
Event venue at Invasion X  Family event Event Event venue
Guided Tours at Invasion X  Family event Event Guided Tours
Wedding venue at Invasion X  Family event Event Wedding Venue
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