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 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

Some of the museums are currently running to Winter season opening times.  To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

Behind the Scenes Tours: My Life as a Pitman

Tours and talks

Sat 15th September – Sun 16th September, Woodhorn Museum

12pm and 2pm

Take a special behind the scenes tour of Pitmen Painter Oliver Kilbourn's collection, ‘My Life as a Pitman’

For Heritage Open Days 2018, join Woodhorn's learning team on a special behind the scenes tour of Pitmen Painter Oliver Kilbourn's collection, ‘My Life as a Pitman’.

‘My Life as a Pitman’ is a wonderful collection of 40 paintings which record the various jobs Oliver Kilbourn carried out during his working life as a miner, from his early work as a ‘pom-pom boy’ to his time as a ‘salvage drawer’. Kilbourn himself described this collection as his biography in paint. Explaining his motivations for creating the series he said, ‘Some people write their memoirs when they retire, but because I am a poor writer and much better artist, I decided to paint my memoirs as a pitman.’

These tours are part of the ‘Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing’ summer season at Woodhorn Museum. Make the most of your visit by enjoying the connected programme of exhibitions.

Booking is essential and places are strictly limited as the tours take place in our museum stores.  

To make sure you don’t miss out on this rare opportunity, book your place by calling 01670 624455 during museum opening hours. 

Museum Address

Woodhorn Museum
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

Opening Times

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

Some of the museums are currently running to Winter season opening times.  To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.