Opening times

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

  • Monday 11am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 11am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday 11am - 4pm
  • Friday 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm
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 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
More information

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

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The Floraphone

Make and do

Mon 22nd July – Sun 22nd September, Woodhorn Museum

12noon-3pm

The Floraphone

By the artist Bethan Maddocks

12noon-3pm, daily during Weekends and Northumberland school holidays.

The ‘Floraphone’ is an art installation and making activity by the artist Bethan Maddocks

Help us grow an enchanted musical greenhouse this summer!

Create your own Orchid vinyl and add it to the Floraphone greenhouse collection or take it home to keep.

The ‘Floraphone’ is inspired by the story of a special flower that was grown and named after local miner and footballing legend Jackie Milburn back in 1953.

Listen carefully. The soundscape that you can hear is inspired by recordings made by Jackie Milburn.

Some people think that sound can help plants to grow, and so they talk or even sing to their plants. We like to think the Floraphone is helping this enchanted greenhouse to grow!

 

You can find out more about the true story of the orchid and the miner turned footballer in our summer exhibition ‘Soundmirror’.

The ‘Floraphone’ is by the artist Bethan Maddocks with sound design by Nick John Williams

Museum Address

Woodhorn Museum
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

Opening Times

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • 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.