Woodhorn Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Woodhorn Museum

Ashington, Northumberland, England

  • Woodhorn Museum
  • Woodhorn Museum
  • Woodhorn Museum

Attraction Information

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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.

Facilities

  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

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

Contact

Click here to visit Woodhorn Museum's website
01670 624455

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

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

Pricing

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.

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