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Woodhorn Museum

  • Ashington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

Opening hours

Term Time
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Northumberland School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Annual pass admission prices:
Adults (16+): £7.00
Multiple Adults purchased at the same time: £6.50
Kids (under 16): Free
Concession: £6.00

*Annual pass valid for 12 months and includes unlimited return visits

Travel & Contact Information


Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF, England

Phone number

01670 624455



Click here to visit Woodhorn Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Woodhorn Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Woodhorn Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Woodhorn Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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