Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Opening times

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

Some of the museums are currently running to Winter season opening times.  To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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Coal Forest

Exhibition

Sat 27th October – Mon 22nd April, Woodhorn Museum

Experience Coal Forest this winter at Woodhorn Museum.

Coal Forest will see the site transformed through a series of magical and thought-provoking art installations in our museum and colliery heritage buildings.

Neon lungs glow in the heart of the colliery ventilation system. A plainsong chant leads to a kaleidoscopic vision of coal; past, present and future. A curious, tree-like figure has taken root in front of the blacksmith’s forge. An unearthly stag is disturbed as he grazes in the depths of the mine. Extraordinary and ancient insects creep through the colliery site.

Coal Forest will be complemented by an exciting event programme that shifts with the seasons through Autumn, Winter and Spring.

Let Go as the season launches in Autumn and the nights begin to draw in. Explore the Coal Forest Art Trail and enjoy the dark side with our Halloween event programme.

Glow in deep winter with our warming winter programme of festive markets, skating, storytelling and family art activities.

Grow in springtime, as we launch our new open art exhibition ‘Into the Woods’ alongside a programme of nature and wildlife inspired walks, talks and things to do.

Featuring: Brass Art, Crowe & Rawlinson, Laura Ford, Kelly Richardson, Thrussells, Bethan Maddocks

 

Please note that some of the Coal Forest experiences are included free as part of your Museums Northumberland Annual Membership where children can also visit for free, and some of the Coal Forest experiences such as Pit Yard Skating have an additional cost.  Details of any additional costs can be found in the event information on the What’s On page.

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 the museums are currently running to Winter season opening times.  To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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