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
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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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The Colliery Experience

Exhibition

Daily, Woodhorn Museum

Explore the original historic buildings of this Victorian coal mine

Many of Woodhorn Colliery's pit buildings remain to tell their extraordinary tales. They are open for you to explore, to discover more about the workings of the site and the stories of the people who worked here.

Many of Woodhorn Colliery’s pit buildings remain to tell their extraordinary tales. They are open for you to explore, to discover more about the workings of the site and the stories of the people who worked here.

Some of the buildings you can explore and discover at Woodhorn include:

Heapstead
Stand directly over Woodhorn Colliery’s capped number 2 shaft, which descends a staggering 888ft below.

Jack Engine House
Steam powered, the Jack Engine transported miners up and down the mine shafts in a wooden tub.

Stable Block
Just heed the advice of your nose. It’ll soon tell you when you’re near the stables. Over the years, 200 pit ponies make a lasting impression

Cappell Fan House and Cappell Fan Motor Room
The heart of the mine’s ventilation system and the only example of a Cappell Fan still in existence.

The Winding House
Visit the heart of the pit. Discover the vital role played by the winderman and find out about the only man who could tell the colliery manager what to do.

 

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

Take full advantage of your Annual Membership and experience Coal Forest this winter at Woodhorn Museum. 

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.