Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
More information

Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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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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 Winter opening times. To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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Learning / Artsmark

Artsmark

Museums Northumberland is an Artsmark Partner organisation. This means that we can help support your school through your Artsmark journey. We have included some information and ideas below about how we can help, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to talk through an idea with our Learning Team.

Our Museums, Collections and Experiences

Museums Northumberland comprises four museums located within four inspiring and unique Northumberland heritage sites; Woodhorn Museum, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.

Our heritage sites, collections and temporary events and exhibitions celebrate creativity, and include particularly strong links to visual arts, performing arts and music.

  • Woodhorn Museum is a colliery heritage site located near Ashington in South East Northumberland. Woodhorn Museum in home to one of the North East’s most important art collections, The Ashington Group Collection, also known as the Pitmen Painters.
  • Berwick Museum and Art Gallery houses the most significant collection of art in public ownership in Northumberland, the Burrell Collection. The Burrell Collection includes fine and decorative arts including works by Degas, Boudin and Maris, ancient Roman and Venetian glass, Japanese pottery and Ming porcelain.
  • Hexham Old Gaol is home to the Border Library Collection, made up of music, photographs, poetry and books related to the area. This collection also includes hand written copies of Border Ballads, traditional songs sung by local families.
  • Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum houses an incredible collection of Northumbrian Pipes, Northumberland’s unique musical instrument. The Bagpipe Museum is also home to regular practice & performance by local piping groups.

In addition to the permanent museum exhibitions and collections described above, Museums Northumberland also presents an exciting programme of temporary art events and exhibitions. You can find out more about all the creative things you can see and do at our museums in the ‘what’s on’ pages of this website.

To plan a visit, arrange a workshop or to just chat through an idea, please contact our Learning team using the form below.

 

Make a Learning Enquiry

Please provide a few details in the form below and one of our education team will get back to you shortly. Thank you.