Woodhorn

Woodhorn Museum

A world away from a traditional mining museum, Woodhorn is well-known for its fun events programme, including family picnic days, car shows and cos-play extravaganza, ‘Invasion’ - it even featured on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

The museum is proud to house the Ashington Group Collection of artworks – commonly known as the ‘Pitmen Painters’. This iconic display showcases what daily life was really like for miners in and around Ashington from the 1930s. It is reputed to be the first collection of amateur art to go on permanent display anywhere in the world.

Woodhorn brings to life Northumberland’s proud mining heritage, alongside an ever-changing contemporary arts and event programme – making it a fun and cultural day out

With so much to see and do at Woodhorn Museum, it’s a hands-on experience to remember.

Opening Times: Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Except during Northumberland School holidays when we are open 7 days per week.

Entry price: *Membership is required for entry onto the museum site.

Membership Prices for Woodhorn Museum:

Adult: £7.00 (Multiple adult purchased at the same time: £6.50). 

Concession (OAP and student) £6.00

Children 16 and under are admitted free at all Museums Northumberland venues.

*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.

  • green museums
  • a nice cuppa
  • fresh air
  • getting mucky
  • heritage
  • industrial history
  • noise
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • getting north

Visitor Information

  • QE II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF
  • 01670 624455
  • Website

Facilities

  • Access
  • Parking
  • Shop
  • Cafe