Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2019

QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

+44 01670 624455

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Overview

You're warmly invited to the Northumberland Miners Picnic 2019 Celebrate the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic, a jam-packed day out for all the family, the Miners’ Picnic is rooted in our local heritage re-imagined with a contemporary twist.

Enjoy a fantastic programme of performance on our main stage featuring our local brass community, Brass Marras, The Northumbrian Ranters, pit-pop folk-rockers Dennis, Ladies of Midnight Blue and our very special headline act Glenn Tilbrook (exact performance time to be announced).

The stage starts with the Miners’ Memorial Service at 10.30am. Explore our pop-up family friendly activities including the Pityard art tent, circus skills, face painting & much much more. 

Discover some of the region’s tastiest treats and unique crafts in the Northumberland Picnic Market located in our historic Workshop Galleries Remember… the people, places and industry that brought us the tradition of the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic at the Miners’ Memorial Service.  

Northumberland Miners’ Picnic Admission is free, but a parking charge of £5 applies.

(Picnic Day is one of the special selected community days when the Woodhorn Museum Membership Scheme does not apply, but you can find full details about the Membership Scheme here) https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/become-a-member/

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. Bus: Free shuttle bus from Ashington Leisure Centre.

This event is supported by Arts Council England, Ashington Town Council and Northumberland County Council.

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.

 



Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2019 takes place at ...
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington(Museums and galleries)

Ticketing and entry prices for Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2019

Type Entry for Guide price
Free
(Parking Charge)
£5.00
day ticket

Dates & times for Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2019, Ashington

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Saturday08/06/2019Saturday08/06/201910:00 - 17:00
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