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Woodhorn Museum

| Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
+44 1670 624455
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I really enjoyed last year's event however when I visited this years event I found to my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian C
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Superb

I've been before but this time my wife accompanied me. The way the exhibits are set out means you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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)
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“mining history” (36 reviews)
“pitmen painters” (61 reviews)
“country park” (46 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
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+44 1670 624455
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed last year's event however when I visited this years event I found to my displeasure that the cost of visiting Woodhorn had risen from £3.50 per car to £7.00 per adult! The guy at the kiosk told me that I could visit...More

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

Thanks for visiting Woodhorn. I'm sorry you were disappointed with our new membership scheme which offers 12 months unlimited return visits. We offer numerous events, exhibitions and tours as well as our main museum displays throughout the year and a large proportion of our visitors...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been before but this time my wife accompanied me. The way the exhibits are set out means you can wander through the history of the mine being fully informed with bring overfaced. The main reason for visiting was the see the pitmine paintings. Some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit, I had recently moved to the area when we visited here and it was a very good way of finding out the history

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We mainly went to see the Pitmen Painters exhibition, but it turned out to be so much more than that. The Museum is easy to find and well laid out in lovely well-kept grounds. It was easy to find and easy to park (free parking),...More

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

So pleased to read your lovely review and delighted that you plan to come back. Don't worry about the "mine shaft". You don't actually go down. Thanks for visiting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a day here, our toddler loved the playground, we loved the museum, interesting information about the history of mining also seeing household items from the past. The Restaurant was good, very clean, good food, friendly staff. Value for money all round

Thank RolandRatty
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for a lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boys love to come here, Captain Raggy Beard entertained them at pirate school the museum really tries to cater for families, lots of space plenty to see cafe has a selection of snacks and meals. I would like to see more hot food choices...More

Thank prowcc
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to review and for the 5 stars. We're delighted you enjoy coming along. We appreciate your comment about the hot food choice in winter and we'll certainly pass this on the our cafe team for consideration. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Well signposted and laid out museum, easy to find and easy to navigate around. Some outside exhibits but mostly in the large purpose built museum building which has well illustrated and video presentations of colliery life and recent history since it closed.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A former colliery now visitor centre and museum. Really well laid out in a country park with a great cafe and plenty to do for kids of all ages. Much better than expected and a really worthwhile visit. Great experience.

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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. See you again we hope.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Yes it was a surprise and nice one too. My partner had worked in colliery in the late 60s I really wasn’t to interested,but I was in for a surprise.It was very thought evoking and they way it took you the years was great especially...More

Thank Garnetjoan662018
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Sounds like you had a super visit. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with others and the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This museum is about the community of Ashington. It has a superb visitor centre highlighting the coal mining heritage of the area and how over the last few decades things changed. Once this was a massive mining town with great traditions and now it's all...More

Thank Richard M
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Deborah B, Public Relations Manager at Woodhorn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

We're delighted you'll be coming back again. Visit over the summer and you'll see a whole celebration of the Pitmen Painters with some unseen work, a new exhibition inspired by their approach and some great family activities. Many thanks

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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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