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 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm
More information

Opening times

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

Our Collections / Natural World

Get back to nature and let our collections wow you and your family

Enjoy our selection of animals, plants, rocks and fossils from Northumberland and beyond.

Fun for all the family, you are sure to be impressed by our displays which include one of the oldest objects in our care, a 70-million-year-old dinosaur.

Do you have passion for natural history? You won’t be disappointed with our collections – learn all about how Northumberland’s natural landscape has changed dramatically over time.

Fun for adults and children alike, our amazing collections include examples of nature at its finest, many of which were found in digs across Northumberland.

Check out our prehistoric Megalodon teeth, ancient beasts including that 70-million-year-old dinosaur – the dolphin like Ichthyosaur – as well as a wide range of other interesting fossils.

Our displays include numerous animals including pressed butterflies and a Chillingham Bull head (a species unique to the region), plus geology specimens such as rocks, shells and coral, and an impressive herbarium collection of pressed plants and moss samples.

Get back to nature today

 

Please note that not all of the collections in the care of Museums Northumberland are on public display.  If you’d like to see an object in the collections please get in touch with us using the online enquiry form.