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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Learning FAQs

Wanting to book a school or group visit? Find answers to some commonly-asked questions below, though please note some of this advice might change in line with government guidelines. Contact our Learning Team for more information on learning@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

FAQs: Learning at Woodhorn Museum

Schools can visit on Mondays or Tuesdays between 10am and 2.00pm.

Woodhorn Museum is closed to the general public on these days during school term, which reduces the risk of contamination outside the school’s bubble. 

To book an education visit please contact us via email or the learning enquiry form.

learning@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

A maximum of 30 pupils, divided into 3 groups of 10. We have reduced the capacity of visits  to allow more space in our museum and colliery buildings for everyone’s safety.

We have reduced the capacity of visits (maximum of 30 pupils, divided into 3 groups of 10) to allow more space in our museum and colliery buildings for everyone’s safety. We will ensure distancing between facilitators and your group throughout your visit, and you will be the only visitors on site.

All costumes, handling collections and resources are cleaned after each visit.

All entry and exit points are sanitized before and after every visit.

A visit to Woodhorn to take part in Learning Activities costs £5 per pupil for a full day visit and £3 per pupil for a half day visit. 

Accompanying adults are free.

A full day includes three one-hour activities, plus access to a room for lunch.

A self-led visit to Woodhorn Museum is free for pupils and  teachers accompanying the group purchase an annual pass. Advance bookings must be made for all self-led groups.

Please contact the learning team who will advise you on the best combination of activities to link in with your area of study/age group. 

Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer off-site and self-led resources.

All of our buildings can be accessed by wheelchair, though some have features which are only accessible by stair. As far as possible we have tried to provide an alternative way of experiencing these facilities. 

We have wheelchairs on site that can be pre-booked for your visit.

All of the learning team are experienced at working with children with special educational and behavioural needs.

If you want to discuss support please contact a member of our team.

We encourage schools to do their own risk assessment before a visit, and we provide a Hazards List in the Teachers’ Information pack which which will be provided with your booking confirmation. Up to two teachers are welcome to come for a free pre-visit, which must be pre-booked through the learning team via learning@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk.

Woodhorn has an excellent gift shop, well stocked with lots of choice for all budgets.

If you let us know that you’d like to visit the shop prior to your visit, we’ll make sure there’s time during lunch or at the end of the visit.

We have PLI up to £5 million. If you require evidence of our policies, insurance and safety and welfare procedures please get in touch.

We have coach parking for up to 8 coaches, providing schools with a safe place to get on and off the coach.

As bookings are currently taking place on closed days we are unable to provide cafe facilities, and advise your group bring packed lunches. We provide a space for lunch breaks as part of your visit.