Opening times

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

Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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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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 our Museums

Schools can visit Mondays to Thursdays between 10am and 2.00pm. We can accommodate larger groups at Woodhorn on Mondays and Tuesdays as we are closed to the public on these days. 

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

learning@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

School workshops are priced at £6 per pupil for a full day visit, inclusive of all workshops booked.

Accompanying adults are free.

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

Self-led visits visit to Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol and Woodhorn Museum are free for pupils. Teachers accompanying the group will need to purchase an annual pass. Carers can enter free of charge. Advance bookings must be made for all self-led groups, please email learning@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk 

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 at Woodhorn 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.

 

Hexham Old Gaol has a lift for access to other floors on the site.

 

Berwick Museum has limited access for wheelchair users as there are no lifts on site.

Information about accessibility at our sites can be found here.

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.

It is up to schools and group leaders to complete their own risk assessment before a visit, and we provide a Hazards List in the  Woodhorn 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.

All our museums have an excellent gift shops, 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 at Woodhorn, providing schools with a safe place to get on and off the coach.

We are unable to provide coach parking at our other sites.

We do have a café at Woodhorn. For bookings taking place on closed days (Mondays and Tuesdays) cafe facilities are unavailable, and we advise your group bring packed lunches. We provide a space for lunch breaks as part of your visit.

We do not have a café at our other sites.

We encourage schools to photograph their visit for the school’s use, and love to see you share your experiences on social media! Please feel free to include us with @woodhornmuseum on Facebook and @Woodhorn on Twitter. All we ask is no flash photography, as this can damage historic objects and artwork in the collection.

If you are hoping to record footage we will need to arrange permission in advance of your visit, so please let us know when you book if this is something you require as part of your project. This is also the case for drone photography and videography. We have a strict policy that drones can only be used outside of opening hours to ensure the safety and privacy of our visitors, so you will need to arrange permission with us before your visit. Please speak to our learning team for more information.

 

Please ensure your group is sufficiently supervised at all times during their visit.  We require a ratio of: 

  • 1 adult for every 10 pupils aged 7 and above 
  • 1 adult for every 6 pupils under the age of 7 

SEND learners may require additional adults, you will know your learners best with regards to this. Unfortunately we are unable to provide additional adults to support our sessions.