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

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

Opening times

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

Some of our museums are now running on summer opening times. To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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Spring 2018 highlights at Museums Northumberland

“I love the Museum! Such a good place to go with family and/or friends!”

Google review, June 2018

Berwick’s Degas “Russian Dancers” was reunited with the Degas drawings from the Burrell Glasgow for the first time in over 50 years, for a major exhibition last season at the National Gallery London.

“Degas – Drawn in Colour”, drew over 385,000 visitors including HRH the Prince of Wales, who brought members of his drawing school to a special viewing of the show.

“We would like to thank you for the loan of your magnificent Russian Dancers to our project…Being able to pair it with the National Gallery’s own Russian Dancers – probably traced directly from your work – made for one of the most beautiful and popular juxtapositions of the exhibition.”  

Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery

Museums Northumberland Degas collection image of Danseurs Russes

Edgar Degas Danseurs Russes

Museums Northumberland Collections National Gallery visit with HRH the Prince of Wales for loaning of the Degas

HRH the Prince of Wales at the National Gallery

Visitors of all ages immersed themselves in swashbuckling family fun inspired by the North East coastline and the sea at Woodhorn museum during Spring 2018.

With a pirate school and themed family activities, daily live folk music with local musicians performing ‘Songs of the Sea’, plus three fascinating exhibitions celebrating the coast, shipbuilding and seafaring heritage including stunning regional art, there was a packed programme for everyone to enjoy.

We opened the doors to three enthralling exhibitions celebrating the sea and maritime heritage: ‘Open: Ocean’ was Museums’ Northumberland first open art exhibition showcasing artists from across the region; ‘Beam Reach Blasting’ chronicled life aboard the Oosterschelde, a three-masted schooner, among crew and trainees on a 500 nautical mile sail across the North Sea; and ‘The Williams Expedition: Rediscovering Antarctica’ highlighted the story of William Smith, a carpenter’s son from Seaton Sluice who built a ship in Blyth and discovered Antarctica.

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Open: Ocean Exhibition

MN-Woodhorn Museum-Beam Reach Blasting exhibition

Beam Reach Blasting

MN-Woodhorn Museum-The Williams Expedition exhibition

The Williams Expedition - Rediscovering Antarctica exhibition

Hexham Old Gaol hosted the ‘Extraordinary People’ exhibition which introduced some Hexham residents from the 18th Century who deserve to be more widely known.

The exhibition was researched and produced by Hexham Heritage and featured James Jurin, Hannah Glasse, Ann Cook and the Hunter family.

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Hexham Old Gaol

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Family activities at Hexham Old Gaol

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