What is Museums Northumberland?
Museums Northumberland is the public name for Woodhorn Charitable Trust, an independent charity providing Northumberland’s museums service.
What do we do?
Our vision is to ‘Share Northumberland’s stories to connect, enrich and inspire’
How do we do this?
We use the funds we raise to share and preserve Northumberland’s collections, stories and sites. We work with our communities and hundreds of partners to deliver great exhibitions and experiences and support learning and cultural engagement across our county.
We run four museums
We are responsible for four museums across Northumberland:
- Woodhorn Museum located in Ashington
- Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum and Art Gallery found within the Berwick Barracks
- Hexham Old Gaol, located in Hexham town centre
- Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, located in Morpeth
And two further historic sites:
- Hexham Moot Hall, in Hexham town centre
- House of Correction, in Hexham town centre
To find out what’s happening at these amazing museums and to learn more about them, take a look at Our Museums.
How are we governed?
The Charity is governed by a Board of Trustees and the Trust’s Chief Executive is Rowan Brown. You can find out more about our trustees on the Charity Commission website.
Through everything we do, we strive to inspire people to engage and connect with Northumberland’s culture and heritage through a set of core values:
Generous: we are receptive, friendly and enabling
Strategic: we are focused on our long-term objectives and how to achieve them
Innovative: we are creative and thrive on ambitious projects and good ideas
Collaborative: we are inspired by partnership working and strive for co-delivery and co-authorship