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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Opening times

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

Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 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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Wild Wednesdays: Caterpillars and Butterflies

Make and do

Wed 24th July – Wed 31st July, Woodhorn Museum

10.30am - 3pm on Wednesday 24th and 31st July Included with Annual Pass admission

Every Wednesday of the Northumberland School Holidays, join our Learning Team and take part in these free, family friendly activities throughout the day.

Caterpillars and Butterflies (Wednesday 24th and 31st July)

10:30 – 11:30am Seed Planting with the Woodhorn Weeders
Have a go at making a paper plant pot and sow a butterfly-friendly seed with the Age UK gardening volunteer group. Drop-in session in the gazebo by the wildlife area next to the Pit Yard Play Area.

11.30am Wild Storytime
Upper Ground of the Cutter Building. Relax and enjoy listening to the classic children’s tale ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

12noon – 3pm Wild Crafts
Upper Ground of the Cutter Building. Get creative and make a flapping butterfly and crawly caterpillar in this drop-in craft session.

12noon – 3pm Bug Watch
Join our Learning Team at the Wildlife area by the Pit Yard Play Area and discover the minibeasts at Woodhorn. Add your own findings to our ‘Discoveries Wall’ and the national Big Butterfly Count.

Drop In – no need to pre-book! Children should be supervised by their accompanying adult at all times.

Wild Wednesdays‘ are free as part of our Annual Pass where adults pay once, and kids go free. Donations welcome. You can buy your Annual Pass admission online before your visit or when you arrive at the museum. Please arrive in plenty of time so you don’t miss the start of the activity. 

This activity is supported by the Age UK Volunteer Gardening Group, Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England. 

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