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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 4pm
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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Sunday 11am - 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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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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Coal Town

Exhibition

Daily, Woodhorn Museum

Find out about an industry and a way of life that has vanished forever

Woodhorn Colliery and the people who worked it were typical of a way of life that has vanished forever. So what was coal mining really like?

Explore Coal Town, an engaging and interactive permanent exhibition. Through the eyes of the Ashington community, you’ll discover the true story of coal mining in Northumberland.

You’ll set off in 1918… walking to work… at one in the morning…

As the decades fly by, you’ll encounter some fascinating folk.

They’ll take you into their homes… on picnics… marches…even on strike. 

You’ll cram into the ‘cage’ like a sardine, experience the joys of washday, learn to love leeks, discover the art of the ‘Proggy’, and the power of community values.

You’ll be amazed. You’ll be fascinated. You’ll be moved. Because this is one experience, you’ll never forget.

 

This experience is included at no additional cost as part of your Museums Northumberland Annual Membership where children can visit for free.

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.

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