Opening times

  • Monday 11am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 11am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm
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Opening times

  • Monday 11am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 11am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm
More information

Opening times

  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday 10am - 5pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed
More information

Opening times

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
More information

The museums are currently running to summer season opening times as represented above. All sites will change to winter opening times from September 2018 so please check back here for updated information. In the meantime you can also refer to the Seasonal Opening Times page for more information.

About Us

Museums Northumberland is the public name for Woodhorn Charitable Trust, an independent charity providing Northumberland’s museums service.

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 for 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 here.

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 

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