Recite Me
Woodhorn Museum
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Open daily from 10am – 4pm.

Coal Town

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.

Open daily from 10am – 4pm.


Membership is required for entry onto the museum site, but the membership is valid for 12 months and includes unlimited return visits.

Membership Prices for Woodhorn Museum:

Adult: £7.00 (Multiple adult purchased at the same time: £6.50).

Concession (OAP and student) £6.00

Children 16 and under are admitted free at all Museums Northumberland venues.

Parking charges still apply on FREE community event days at Woodhorn Museum including Invasion Day and the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic.