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Woodhorn Museum

| Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
+44 1670 624455
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Good fun, lots to learn

We have been to woodhorn museum on multiple occasions, always had good family fun, thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
candicerandall
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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The Website is advertising a Pirate School free activity we turned up today with 4 adults, 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
25sue2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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)
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“poppy display” (33 reviews)
“coal mining” (37 reviews)
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| Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Website is advertising a Pirate School free activity we turned up today with 4 adults, 4 children and as Grandparents this sounded good, however they have scrapped parking charges and you now to be a member £7 per adult for a year, This deal...More

Thank 25sue2015
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time to share your experience with others, but my colleague did inform you of the new membership scheme and charges prior to your visit to the museum so I'm sorry if there was any confusion. As of 10th February, Woodhorn no long...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place replica of old pit and old machinery nice day out free just pay few pound parking and you will like the cafe and shopMore

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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking a moment to review your visit. We're pleased that you seemed to enjoy it. Although we do have displays in our main building recreating underground coal workings which just aren't possible to see in real life, our colliery buildings are all...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

If my report had gone on our welcome it would have been no stars as three members of staff behind desk having conversation not on acknowledge us we went to cafe which is very clean but a little expensive staff not people friendly seems all...More

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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Many thanks for your review and the five stars. We’re sorry you did not receive as warm a welcome as you should have but we take on board your comments and we’ll see what we can do to fix things for next time. Our staff...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We called here on a Friday morning with no real idea of what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised the museum is located in a former coal mine and a number of the original buildings still exist and some of the original machinery is...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Fantastic attraction giving a marvellous insight to our coal mining industry through the decades. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for all ages. Always lots of new exhibitions to keep us coming back. Good fun taking the small railway journey down to the lake. Easy to spend a whole day there and next to the lake is a great place for a picnic

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great day out here. The museum is free to enter, you pay to park your car but the money goes towards the museum which you don't mind paying! There are displays in outbuildings as well as a museum indoors. This is an old...More

Thank cathsilver
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I served my time at Pegswood and Ashington Collieries and worked underground until I left in 1974. Visiting this museum with my Grandchildren gives me the opportunity to show them what we did for a living in those days and it brings back memories both...More

Thank BillNorthumberland
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Many thanks for taking time after your visit to share your experiences. We're delighted to hear that you and the family enjoyed the visit. There are always more things we can do and ways we can share the fascinating industrial heritage, and we're always looking...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A hidden gem, not visible from the road, and not a great amount of advertising in the town, but the we found it, I'm glad we did, this and the railway combined made for an incredible day

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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Delighted to hear that you found us and even more so that you had a great visit. Thanks for helping spread the word. Come again soon.

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Rachel M
15 February 2017|
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Response from Deborah B | Property representative |
HI Rachel. Unfortunately the bus doesn't come right into the Woodhorn site, but it is within walking distance of Ashington Bus Station (20 mins). If you decide to walk, here are the directions: turn right out of the bus... More
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Llynda B
17 September 2016|
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Response from Deborah B | Property representative |
Hello. Thanks for the message and your interesting family story. Woodhorn buildings data from about 1896 and the displays we have are generally about the 20th century so I don't think we will cover the period you require... More
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Linda S
25 September 2015|
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Response from Deborah B | Property representative |
Woodhorn is a big site and can cope with lots of visitors. We've got extra staff and catering to deal with extra visitors so even though we might have been busy, everyone has still had a very good experience. .
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