Come and celebrate an important part of North East industrial heritage on Saturday at Woodhorn, near Ashington, Northumberland, with the 2013 Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. There will be an phenomenal amount to do for all the family, including music, dance, a picnic and of course a brass band.
If you would like to see costumes worn by the stars up close, now is your chance. Woodhorn in Northumberland is displaying outfits worn by actors including Kiera Knightley, Kate Winslett, Bette Davis, Jude Dench, Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter. The exhibition will include information about designers and the processes involved in creating the clothing.
Woodhorn, near Ashington, Northumberland, will show how some of the museum’s miners’ banners are repaired this weekend. It’s also the opening the Big Meetings photo exhibition, featuring photographs by Julian Germain, who chronicled the 2011 Durham Miners’ Gala.
If you think you are related to Northumberland heroine Grace Darling, consider going to a free family history workshop at Woodhorn near Ashington in September. The workshop is in conjunction with the play Amazing Grace, which will tour North East England venues later this year.
Discover how to bring your family history alive on the page at Woodhorn’s free creative writing taster session, ‘Past Perfect’ set to take place on July 28. It will be led by award-winning writer Dr Barbara Henderson and booking is essential
Deborah Tate, Woodhorn, reveals places she loves: Northumberland’s diversity, Drake Stone, Rothbury, Edlingham
Deborah Tate, Marketing Officer at Woodhorn, is the focus of our insider tips question and answer interview, and she shares her love of Northumberland, it’s history, and a few secret places too off the beaten trail that offer stunning views.
A new and a fascinating record in the form a minute book relating to the Morpeth Olympics of days gone-by has come to the fore following request from a Woodhorn-based youth project to use material from the Northumberland Archives. The Archives already held a minute book of the Morpeth Olympic Games Committee from the post World War II period. This exciting the new record covers the period 1922 until March 1945.
Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives has been highly commended at the 10th Museum and Heritage Awards for making local history accessible and interesting for young people in Northumberland. Find accommodation in Northumberland It received the commendation for its work with Time Travel Northumberland, a youth participation project linked to the Cultural Olympiad and the 2012 [...]
Boys love their toys and even some girls love toys too! So if you love toys and in particular memorabilia then be sure to visit Woodhorn, near Ashington, Northumberland, on Father’s Day, June 17. Keith Lawler has been a collector of Star Wars toys since 1977, when the very first Star Wars move was released [...]
The rail journey from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth will be the highlight in a BBC Two series in January. Great British Railway Journeys will focus on that part of Northumberland along the coast. There will be a special stop at Woodhorn to feature its amazing collection of paintings by the Ashington Group – affectionately known as the Pitmen Painters.
Mining a Golden Seam is a new exhibition created by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild in the North East and set to run at Woodhorn museum, Ashington from January 14 until May 13, 2012. It tells the story of miners and the dark, dangerous industry where men toiled long, hard hours deep in the bowels of the earth. It is the guild’s first regional exhibition for five years.
Heritage Big Brother is an historic take on the modern day Big Brother. Set in the 1840s, it sees 30 youngsters staying at Featherstone Castle in Northumberland. The teens had to live without electricity, mobile phones, or any modern gadget. They even had to prepare their own food from basic ingredients. The documentary is going to be aired at Woodhorn in Ashington until the end of November.
A Heritage Lottery Fund grant means that Woodhorn museum in Ashington is set to develop a brand new series of workshops for young people. The workshops will be a part of the Working Lives project.
Owners of more than 200 works of art hope their paintings and drawings will be included in an exhibition at Woodhorn this weekend. The Federation of Northern Art Societies will come back to Northumberland after a successful show at the museum at Ashington in 2008.
The public will see letters that are 100s of years old, and they will get a sense of what British life was like for people serving in the navy in the 18th century. The letters are to and from Admiral Robert Roddam who was Northumberland-born and wrote in the 18th century. They will go on display to coincide with Trafalgar Day celebrations on October 21.
The Northumberland History Fair is set for October 24 and it is expected to be very popular with people. Experts from across the North East will be present at Woodhorn in Ashington to share their knowledge about the diverse history and heritage of the region and its people.