- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Woodhorn Museum and Gardens, also known as Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, 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 contains original colliery buildings, mining artefacts, and some great social history exhibitions, while the Northumberland Archives cover over 800 years of the county's history, and provide an amazing record of the past. The Workshop Galleries host the large exhibitions, which have in recent years included famous movie cars, Wallace and Gromit, and even dinosaurs! These galleries were originally a 19th century blacksmiths' shop, and still retain the blacksmiths' hearth.
Not only is there plenty to see, you can also enjoy a trip on the Woodhorn Railway Society'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.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00. Closed from 24th December until just after New Year.