Places are limited so please book a place at the welcome desk
Flint the Rock Showman and Flossie the archivist will take you on a theatrical journey that explores 4.5 billion years of Earth’s geological past to find out what it can tell us about our future. Flint and Flossie will bring their Cabinet of Curiosities to discover how Earth has changed over time and what is to be found under our feet with an amazing display of rocks, minerals and fossils.
This hands-on performance will entertain and inspire all ages and encourage you to gain a deeper knowledge of our world. The performance is followed by a chance to talk to Flint and Flossie and to explore the curiosity booth and rock cabinets for yourself. Flint the Rock Showman is played by Steve Cousins, a geologist and circus ringmaster at Let’s Circus. Flossie is played by Helen Averley, circus artist and collector. The rocks and minerals are from their personal collections, Newcastle’s Common Room and The Mining Institute. This experience is included at no additional cost as part of your Museums Northumberland Annual Membership where children can visit for free.
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 Greatest Show Un-Earthed takes place at ...
Ticketing and entry prices for The Greatest Show Un-Earthed
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Dates & times for The Greatest Show Un-Earthed, Ashington
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