Celebrate the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic, a jam-packed day out for all the family, the Miners’ Picnic is rooted in our local heritage re-imagined with a contemporary twist.
Enjoy a fantastic programme of performance on our main stage featuring our local brass community, Brass Marras, The Northumbrian Ranters, pit-pop folk-rockers Dennis, Ladies of Midnight Blue and our very special headline act Glenn Tilbrook.
10:30am- 11:15am Miners’ Memorial Service
11:15am- 11:25am Brass is Back (Young Brass players)
11:30am- 12:35pm Brass Marras
12:50pm- 1:15pm Northumbrian Ranters
1:40pm- 2:25pm Dennis
2:45pm- 3:30pm Ladies of Midnight Blue
3:55pm- 5pm Glenn Tilbrook
Performance times may be subject to change.
Explore our pop-up family friendly activities including the Pityard art tent, circus skills, face painting & much much more
Discover some of the region’s tastiest treats and unique crafts in the Northumberland Picnic Market located in our historic Workshop Galleries
Remember… the people, places and industry that brought us the tradition of the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic at the Miners’ Memorial Service
Admission free. Parking £5.
Northumberland Miners’ Picnic Admission is free, but parking charge applies. (Picnic Day is one of the special selected community days when the Woodhorn Museum Membership Scheme does not apply, but you can find full details about the Membership Scheme here) https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/become-a-member/
Main Car Park: At the former ALCAN/Rio Tinto site with a Park & Ride service. Please follow signs. £5 per car. Allow up to 20 minutes for transfer.
Blue Badge/Accessible Parking: available at the Woodhorn Museum site £5 per car.
Bus: Free shuttle bus from Ashington Leisure Centre
The Picnic is a busy and loud event so please bear this in mind when deciding whether bring your pet to the event.
This event is supported by Arts Council England, Ashington Town Council and Northumberland County Council.