Opening times

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

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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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
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
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COVID Visitor Guidelines from 19th July

As the Covid-19 legal restrictions are lifted across England from Monday 19th July, at Museums Northumberland we are taking a cautious approach to reduce the ongoing risk to our team and visitors.

We want to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible - this means the changes we have made to the way you visit will remain in place, but the good news is that there is no need to book in advance.

As the Covid-19 legal restrictions are lifted across England from Monday 19th July, at Museums Northumberland we are taking a cautious approach to reduce the ongoing risk to our team and visitors.

Whilst the legal requirements are no longer in place, we ask that our visitors are considerate of each other and maintain a social distance from other visitors and our members of staff. You are recommended to continue wearing a face covering when indoors (unless you are exempt) and in some of our smaller spaces, minimum numbers will be encouraged and one way routes in place. Hand sanitisers will still be available to use throughout our museums and enhanced cleaning will continue to take place throughout the day.

We will continue to operate within the Government recommendations, which may be subject to change at short notice, please check the website before you visit. If you have any questions please contact us by email at hello@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk or call 01670 624455.

There is no need to pre-book your visit. You can check each of our museum opening times ahead of your visit.

Our friendly staff will be on hand to help with any queries you may have. They will continue to wear face coverings or be behind a screen.

We will continue to support the NHS ‘Test and Trace’ service to reduce the spread of the virus. You are encouraged to ‘check in’ at our venues using a QR Code if you have the app or provide your contact details, which we will keep securely for 21 days following your visit. You can read our NHS Test and Trace Privacy Notice.

We’ve been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ standard. It’s the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Things to know before you visit

Please respect others and maintain a safe social distance from other visitors and staff when you are on site.

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Visits are recommended to be with 2 households or in a group of up to 6 people.

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In some parts of our museums there may be one-way routes in place or minimum numbers in some of our smaller spaces.

Visitors age 11 and over are advised to wear a face covering when entering the indoor spaces (unless exempt). Please remember to bring your own face covering with you.

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There will be additional cleaning in operation.

There are handwashing facilities and hand sanitiser stations located across the museum. Please use them regularly during your visit.

Where possible please use card / contactless payments to reduce cash handling. You can still put cash in our donations boxes.

Dogs welcome

All of our museums are dog friendly and family pets are allowed to visit too (apart from The Main Building and Café at Woodhorn Museum). Assistance Dogs are able to access all of our museums.

What facilities are open…

Our toilets are all open across all sites and we have enhanced cleaning in operation.

The gift shops at Woodhorn Museum, Hexham Old Gaol and Berwick Museum and Art Gallery are open. Where possible, please only handle the items you intend to purchase. You can also buy gifts in our online shop.

The café at Woodhorn Museum is open from 10.30am – 3.30pm, with a limited pre-packed range and take away menu. There is a reduced number of tables to allow for social distancing. All payments in the café are card only.

You are welcome to bring a picnic with you to enjoy during your visit, and there are plenty of picnic tables and outside seating around the site.

Some of the colliery buildings at Woodhorn Museum are not open to the public. The buildings that are open will have their doors open and the pigeon guards removed so you can see clearly if there is anyone else in the building.

The Pit Yard Play Area at Woodhorn Museum is open and there are hand sanitisers available.

The Northumberland Archives is open, with pre-booked appointments only. Visit their website for details.