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 / Learning Loans Boxes

Museums Northumberland offers a selection of loans boxes for schools to use.

Loan Boxes can be borrowed from Museums Northumberland for 2 weeks. To reserve a loan box, please contact learning@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk stating the loan box you would like to reserve, where you would like to collect/drop off the loan box, and the date you would like to reserve the loan box from.

Loans Boxes on offer

Available from Woodhorn Museum

Toys and Games

Look through photographs and use books and toys to explore play in the past.

Suitable for KS1 pupils.

Seaside Memories

Look through archive photographs, books and costumes to explore seaside themes.

Suitable for KS1 pupils.

Little Engineers

Role play at engineering with 3d shapes, gears, simple machines, construction pipes and construction dress up.

Suitable for EYFS/ KS1 pupils.

Our Bodies

Compare human and animal x-rays, models of the human body, and explore a selection of books on the history of, and careers related to medicine.

Suitable for KS1 and KS2 pupils.

 

Available from Berwick Museum and Art Gallery

Flodden

Discover the border battle from 1513 using historical maps and period costumes.

Suitable for KS2 or First and Second level pupils.

Medieval Medicine

Learn about herbal medicine in the past by mixing ‘healing pouches’ and dressing up as a medieval friar.

Suitable for KS2 or older First and younger Second level pupils.

Making and Building

Role play as mini engineers with high vis vests, hard hats, simple tools and our Makedo cardboard construction tools.

Suitable for Early Years and KS1 or First level pupils

River Tweed

Explore the habitats found around the River Tweed. Go on a bug hunt, use simple scientific equipment, discover life cycles of plants and animals and learn about salmon fishing in the local area.

Suitable for Early Years and KS1 or First level pupils.

Data Loggers

Gather data for your own experiments using our data loggers. Measure light, temperature and sound by using them on their own or install software and use with a computer.

Suitable for KS2 and above or Second level pupils and above.

K’NEX Engineering

Build simple machines using our K’NEX construction kits and learn more about inventions through a selection of books.

Suitable for KS2 and above or Second level pupils and above.

Berwick Seaside

Explore the Berwick seaside, find out about marine vessels and investigate floating and sinking. Includes a selection of shells, toy animals and books as well as a copy of L.S. Lowry’s painting ‘Beach Scene’ which is thought to be of Spittal, Berwick.

Suitable for KS1 or First level pupils.

Connecting straws

Let your imagination go wild with our connecting straws construction kit with enough straws for the whole class.

Suitable for KS1 and KS2 or First and Second level pupils.

Bondagers and Hinds

Dress up as a bondager and play our Bondager and Hind board game.

Suitable for KS2 and above or Second level pupils and above.

Sam Brown

Sam Brown Costume, fact file and puppet.

Suitable for KS1 and First level pupils.

 

Available from Hexham Old Gaol

Hexham Riot

Explore storytelling by young people from Queen’s Hall Arts’ Projectors Theatre Group inspired by the 1761 Hexham Riot.

Suitable for SEN or KS2 pupils. Developed thanks to funding from the Wellesley Trust Fund through the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

 

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