- Museums and Art Galleries
Ages: all ages
Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor
Woodhorn Museum is a great attraction for the whole family, with plenty of hands on activities, some blockbuster exhibitions, and a great events programme. It is located in a delightful country park with a lake at its heart, and it is possible to walk or cycle around the lake, with public access from the museum end and the northern approach. There's a cafe too!
The museum, which was featured on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, contains original colliery buildings, mining artefacts, and great social history exhibitions. The Workshop Galleries were originally a 19th century blacksmiths' shop, and still retain the blacksmiths' hearth. They also host large exhibitions, so check out what's on before you go. Speaking of what's on, Woodhorn organises plenty of family-friendly events throughout the year, including picnic days, car shows and the cos-play extravaganza, ‘Invasion’.
Not only is there plenty to see, you can also enjoy a trip on the Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway's Narrow Gauge Train, which travels from Woodhorn through the QEII Country Park to the north end of the lake. There is plenty of wildlife to look out for, as the lake attracts numerous birds throughout the year, and the park is also home to the endangered red squirrel.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Pushchair Friendly
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF, England
Click here to visit Woodhorn Museum's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Northumberland School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Membership Prices (Membership is required for entry)
Adults (16+): £7.00
Multiple Adults purchased at the same time: £6.50
Kids (under 16): Free
Concession (OAP and students): £6.00
Membership is valid for 12 months and includes unlimited return visits but please be aware that parking charges still apply on FREE community event days at Woodhorn Museum, including Invasion Day and the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic.