What facilities are open…
Our toilets are all open across the site and we have enhanced cleaning in operation.
The café is open, but there will be a reduced number of tables and for now we will be serving a pre-packed range and take away menu. All payments in the café are card only.
You are welcome to bring a picnic with you to enjoy during your visit.
The shop is open, but we ask that where possible to only handle the items you intend to purchase. You can buy our some of our product range online.
Some of the colliery buildings 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 is open and there are hand sanitisers available.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer daily tours at this time, however we encourage family visitors to take part in our special ‘Quest of Missing Questions’ a fun and interactive new way to explore the museum.
The Northumberland Archives opens on 17 September, with pre-booked appointments only. Visit their website for details.