Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm
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Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm
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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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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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Some of our museums are now running on summer opening times. To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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William Martin – denier of science and an eccentric for our time

Tours and talks

Sat 21st September, Hexham Old Gaol

1pm FREE

A free illustrated talk on the life and work of William Martin.

Join David Kidd as he gives a free Heritage Open Day talk at Hexham Old Gaol 21st September at 1pm.

William (1772-1851) was a rope-maker, inventor, natural scientist and poet, born near Haltwhistle in Northumberland and is one of the county’s most eccentric characters. Described as ‘perfectly cracked, but harmless’, William was violently opposed to the mechanistic, experimental philosophy of Sir Isaac Newton. He was also infatuated with the idea of ‘perpetual motion’ and the non-existence of gravity. Perhaps unsurprisingly, his experiments and inventions met with varying degrees of success!

The talk will be given by David Kidd and is FREE, but booking is required. Please email or phone us to book your free place: hexham@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk, or telephone 01670 624523.

Hexham Old Gaol is fully accessible and the talk will take place on the ground floor.

Don’t forget you can experience ‘Felons’ by artist Matt Stokes or learn about local heroine Lizzie Storey who repelled two masked assailants and protected her elderly mistress in the 1860s as part of admission to the Gaol.

Become a member to the Gaol and get unlimited access for a whole year! Follow this link for more information:

https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/become-a-member/

And for more information about our Heritage open days offer follow this link:

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/graft-and-glory-at-hexham-old-gaol-moothall-and-house-of-correction

Museum Address

Hall Gate,
Hexham,
Northumberland,
NE46 1XD

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm

Some of our museums are now running on summer opening times. To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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