museums and attractions

Other Sites of Interest / Mines


Original pit buildings now house interpretive displays showing the development of coal mining and what life was like for the miners and their families. Narrow gauge railway and man riding carriages. Also Northumberland Archives, covering over 800 years of the county's history and provide an amazing record of the past.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


Northumberland Museum & Archives Queen Elizabeth II Country Park Ashington Northumberland NE63 9YF

Open days

Wed-Sun & BHol Apr-Sep 1000-1700, Oct-Mar closes 1600. Daily in school hols.


By Rail: Morpeth / 7 miles

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