Museums Northumberland

Newcastle & Gateshead

The museums service for England's most northerly county, Museums Northumberland manages a variety of heritage sites and collections from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Hexham.

The public name for independent charity Woodhorn Charitable Trust, Museum Northumberland’s sites include some of the most important buildings in England. Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is housed in England’s first barracks; Hexham Old Gaol is England’s oldest; Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum is situated in a medieval building and Woodhorn Museum is located in a scheduled ancient monument.

As story-tellers, curators, collaborators and caretakers, we’re proud to offer amazing experiences for every visitor, bringing a contemporary take on major events in Northumberland’s history. Whether that’s working with the YMCA to create our exhibits or displaying modern pottery and poetry related to Lindisfarne, we’ve got it all.

Our vision is to ‘Share Northumberland’s stories to connect, enrich and inspire.’ We are responsible for four museums across Northumberland – Woodhorn Museum, Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol, and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum – and two further historic sites, Hexham Moot Hall and House of Correction, both in Hexham town centre.

c/o Woodhorn Museum Queen Elizabeth II Country Park Ashington Northumberland NE63 9YF

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