Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am-4pm
  • Friday 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 10am-4pm
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Opening times

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

Opening times

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

Opening times

  • Monday 9.30am-5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Thursday 9.30am-5pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Protecting the Natural Environment

In 2023, an intrepid 378 adults and 516 children helped us identify the insects that have made Woodhorn Museum's wildlife area home, and think about how we can make it better for them.

Here are some of the initiatives we have introduced across our museums…

  • We monitor wildlife on our sites working with local interest groups to encourage animals and birds to make our outdoor areas home. 
  • We know even small spaces count, so even though Berwick Museum and Art Gallery has no outdoor space we maintain some flowering planters for passing pollinators.
  • At Woodhorn Museum we leave longer grass and shrub growth in designated areas, including its own wildlife area. We have been working closely with Age UK to make a volunteer gardening group, who have been using techniques like crown lifting and dead hedging been making these areas suitable for a wider variety of species.  
  • The Age UK Volunteer Gardening group have also been choosing pollinator-friendly flowers for our planters around the site at Woodhorn. 2023 saw a riot of colour, filled with bumblebees, hoverflies and many other species of pollinators.  
  • We encourage visitors to explore and respect our green spaces and the Woodhorn Country Park, a designated conservation area and lake. 
  • We regularly litter pick around our museum sites and take part in the national Great British Spring Clean initiative. 
  • In 2023 we re-introduced our Wild Wednesdays bug hunting sessions, teaching families about the wildlife around Woodhorn Museum and fostering a love of insects and minibeasts for the future. The 24 sessions we held saw a wide range of species found and has helped us identify how we can improve the area for them.