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“Superb ”
Review of Woodhorn Museum

Woodhorn Museum
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Ashington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover 800 years of history and experience fantastic events and exhibitions at the award winning Woodhorn Museum. Woodhorn is the permanent home of the Ashington Group paintings, made famous through Lee Hall's successful Pitmen Painters play. It celebrates the people and mining communities of south East Northumberland. From 10 Feberaury 2018, kids go free, parking is free and adults pay just once for 12 months unlimited return visits (£7 Adult, £6.50 for multiple adults purchased at same time, £6 concessions)
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't think an old coal mine would be that interesting but this was so well presented and done. Really kept the look of the old pit yet tidied up for the 21st century. As they say in a poster there what is left of those who look after our coal mining areas are now trying to make a legacy for the future. Not only is the history of coal written and presented superb alongside general history there is a large exhibition space which when we visited held a superb art gallery.

Also lots to do for kids who eventually spent most of our time there with an easter pirate school they loved and a great industrial play area plus indoor creative area. We spent fours hour there and ran out of time!

Only negative was the uncleanness of the indoor picnic area but I suppose at least they had one on a cold windy but sunny northern day.

Really good staff too.

Thank zigtravel
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review. sounds like you had a great day out. We're sorry the picnic area wasn't up to scratch but thanks for letting us know to keep a closer eye on it in future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent venue, with mountains of local history, always new things being added. There is also a small cafe for tea and coffee. A really good day out for adults, and children.

Thank Ben T
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

With a great mixture of old and new buildings this site tells the story of the areas mining history. All the staff are very helpful and kind.

Thank 589Richard
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Staying in the area and arrived just after opening. Welcomed by a friendly chap at the entrance who explained the ticket costs and about the pirate show. Enjoyed looking at the art exhibition in one of the building before going to the museum. Very interesting and well worth going if you’re in the area. There’s a narrow gauge railway next door which is also worth taking a trip on

Thank NBYork
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We have been to woodhorn museum on multiple occasions, always had good family fun, thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Thank candicerandall
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Many thanks for expressing your support and letting us know what you think. Hope to see you again soon.

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