Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives

QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF
7 Aged Miners Homes Woodhorn England NE63 9YG GB

Woodhorn Museum is located within a country park just off the A189 coastal route east of Ashington, Northumberland. It is only 25 minutes from Newcastle in the South and Alnwick in the North. Discover Northumberland’s history and proud mining heritage at Woodhorn which is home to the Northumberland Archives as well as, of course, the famous Ashington Group or Pitmen Painters as they are now affectionately known.

There is a free admission to the museum (small parking charge applies) and you can explore many aspects of the mining community and industry; take an emotional journey through Coal Town, follow the banner trail, and view original buildings that were part of Woodhorn Colliery.

Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, Café, gift shop, baby change areas, car park.

Accessibility: 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. 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.

Opening Times: Wed-Sun 10am – 4pm (Oct -March). Wed-Sun 10am – 5pm (April – Sept) Also open Bank Holiday Mondays. Also open Mon and Tues during Northumberland School Holidays.

Costs: Free admission. Parking Charge of £3.50. Some big exhibitions may have admission prices.

Photo Credits: © copyright Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives

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