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  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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  • 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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  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
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Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2022

Special event

Sat 11th June, Woodhorn Museum

10am - 5pm Free admission

The Northumberland Miners' Picnic is BACK!!

After two years of ‘Virtual Miners’ Picnics’ during the pandemic, we are delighted to announce that the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic is returning to Woodhorn Museum on Saturday 11th June 2022. 

The Northumberland Miners’ Picnic, is a jam-packed day out for all the family, rooted in our local heritage re-imagined with a contemporary twist.

Main Stage Timetable

10.30 – 11.15am – Miners’ Memorial Service

11.15 – 12.45pm – Brass Bands featuring: Ashington Colliery Band, Bedlington Community Brass Band. Ellington Colliery Band and Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band

1.00 – 2pm – Dennis

2.30 – 3.30pm – Ladies of Midnight Blue

3.50 – 4.50pm – The Baghdaddies

Throughout The Day

Enjoy… a fantastic programme of performances on our main stage featuring our local brass community, pit-pop folk-rockers Dennis, afro-Latin percussion and brass duo, Ladies of Midnight Blue and headline act, ska and brass influenced, The Baghdaddies!

Explore… our mini-Pride event in the Pit Yard. Curious Arts will deliver a programme of family-friendly crafting and storytelling, celebrating everything that’s quirky and unique about families.

Look out for… Let’s Circus and their pop up circus performances around the site.

Watch…. Close Knit, an animated film sharing stories of life in South East Northumberland created during the pandemic by people who live here.

Remember… the people, places and industry that brought us the tradition of the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic at the Miners’ Memorial Service at 10.30am.

The main Cutter Building and heritage colliery buildings will be open to explore during the day.

PLAN YOUR VISIT:

Admission: to the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic and Woodhorn Museum is free. Parking £5.

Parking: is on the Event Field at Woodhorn Museum. £5 per car. Blue Badge/Accessible Parking is available in the main car park.

Bus: Free shuttle bus from Ashington Leisure Centre from 10am last bus back from Woodhorn Museum at 5.30pm.

Food and Drink: The Winding House Café will be open, and there will be a range of local food and drink producers on site including Anarchy Brewery, Whitley Bay Pizza Co, Flip n Fast and the Barista Sisters.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn Museum. Family pets may also accompany visitors everywhere except inside the main building and the café. The Picnic is a busy and loud event so please bear this in mind when deciding whether bring your pet to the event.

Northumberland Miners’ Picnic Admission is free, but parking charge applies. (Picnic Day is one of the special selected community days when the Woodhorn Museum admission charges do not apply, but you can find full details about the Annual Pass and enjoy unlimited repeat visits https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/annual-pass/

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