QE II Country Park
Find yourself at Woodhorn – a world class visitor attraction and research destination. It’s the place to come to discover the history of Northumberland and have a great family day out.
Coal Town: Find out what coal mining was really like
Fabulous Northumberland: The changing face of Northumberland
Follow The Banner: The last resting place of the miner's proudest possession
The Colliery Experience: Dig a little deeper one of our special tours
Northumberland At Your Fingertips: Unlock hidden treasures from Northumberland's archives
The Country Park: Walking, cycling, watersports and wildlife, all on the doorstep
Opening Exhibitions: Feast your eyes and exercise your senses
Museum, Industrial heritage site
Open November until March, 10 am - 4pm
April until October 10 am until 5pm
Wednesday through to Sunday
Access: We’ve attempted to make the site accessible to everyone. The ‘Cutter’ visitor centre is wheelchair friendly. But as you might expect with the old colliery buildings, access is restricted.
The Pitmen Painters were a group of Northumberland miners who founded the Ashington Art Group in the 1930s and who took as their subject everyday life in their mining community. The Woodhorn Colliery Museum holds a major collection of their work.
Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Industry, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Pitmen Painters - Northumberland miners who founded the Ashington Art Group
- Mining history