Formerly a 19th-century coal mine, now a museum and heritage centre for art and local historic relics.
A world away from a traditional mining museum, Woodhorn is well-known for its fun events programme, including family picnic days, car shows and cosplay extravaganza ‘Invasion’ – it even featured on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
The museum is proud to house the Ashington Group Collection of artworks – commonly known as the ‘Pitmen Painters’. This iconic display showcases what daily life was really like for miners in and around Ashington from the 1930s. It is reported to be the first collection of amateur art to go on permanent display anywhere in the world.
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