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.

Dig Deeper: The Darkside

Tours and talks

Daily, Woodhorn Museum

2pm

This winter, our daily ‘Dig Deeper’ tour takes a turn to the dark side.

Discover more about the darker side of Woodhorn Museum’s industrial heritage on these guided tours of our historic colliery site.

Explore the colliery buildings, learn more about how the site operated and find out about the daily dangers miners faced.

We’re always interested in hearing your stories too, so come along & share your own knowledge about our coalmining past.

Although not all of the heritage buildings included in this tour are fully accessible, our staff will adapt the tour so that everyone taking part can discover more about our industrial heritage. Please let the staff member leading the tour know how they can help.

Please meet at the museum Welcome Desk at least 5 minutes before the tour is due to start.

Tour numbers are limited to 12 per session on a first come first served basis 

This tour takes place in heritage colliery buildings and although it is suitable for children and adults, we do ask that visitors take care and that children are supervised at all times. 

Access to the winding gear demonstration part of this tour involves climbing steep stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, and those unable to climb stairs are welcome to observe the winding gear turning from the lower level of the winding house.

If you would like to have a chat about whether this tour is suitable for you or your family/group members, please ask a member of staff or contact us on 01670 624455 or by e-mailing hello@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

If you would prefer to book a private and/or bespoke tour of the museum, please get in touch on 01670 624455 or by e-mailing hello@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk  

 

This experience is included at no additional cost as part of your Museums Northumberland Annual Membership where children can visit for free.

Take full advantage of your Annual Membership and experience Coal Forest this winter at Woodhorn Museum. 

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.