13072008245Inspired by the monster coal cutting machines once used deep underground, the stunning new Cutter building at Woodhorn just outside Ashington, is the place to come to learn about the history of Northumberland. Alongside the original listed colliery buildings, the new facilities house fascinating and emotive displays about life in the local mining community, colourful miners’ banners, and galleries for touring exhibitions. It is also home to Northumberland’s archival “treasures”.

The site of the former colliery has recently undergone a £16 million programme of work to turn it into a major heritage and tourism venue in south east Northumberland thanks to a partnership between Wansbeck District and Northumberland County councils and funding from a variety of sources including the Heritage Lottery Fund. It opened in late autumn 2006.

Woodhorn Museum

Open: Wednesday –Sunday and Bank Holidays (Also Tuesdays during school holidays)

April – October 10am – 5pm | November – March 10am – 4pm

Admission Free! Parking £2.50

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