Opening times

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

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

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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Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2019

Special event

Sat 8th June, Woodhorn Museum

All Day

You're warmly invited to the Northumberland Miners Picnic 2019

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.

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