No more parking charge at Woodhorn & new annual pass scheme announced

Woodhorn Charitable Trust, which incorporates Woodhorn Museum, Berwick Museum & Art Gallery, Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum and Hexham Old Gaol, is launching a new Membership Scheme and Charging Policy from 10th February 2018 (just in time for February Half Term).

No more parking charge at Woodhorn & new annual pass scheme announced

The new scheme will remove charges across all of its museums for those aged 16 and under,
and for each site will introduce a new 12-month unlimited use, multi-purchase pass for
adult visitors.

This will hopefully encourage Northumberland residents & tourists to explore the county and utilise all of the museums that the Trust manages.
Normal parking charges at Woodhorn Museum will be removed and there will no longer be any admission charge payable for exhibitions at the former colliery site.

This is fantastic news - we've enjoyed some wonderful exhibitions over the years including
the Frost of Forgetfulness Trail, a snake encounter and of course the poppies. Removing the
stand-alone charge will definitely encourage us to visit new exhibitions without having to worry
about whether it's worth the additional expense. YEAH to no having to carry change for parking
too. There's a canny little play park at Woodhorn so once you've paid for your annual pass,
it's a FREE place to take the kids for a runabout and a picnic in the warmer months.

Woodhorn is of course, also perfect for a rainy day in Northumberland as there's lots to see and
do indoors.

The new annual pass prices have been set at a level which ensures that for the large proportion
of visitors who make repeat visits across the year, they will not pay any more than they did
previously (the previous £3.50 parking charges definitely all add up), while the new charges
will allow tourists who visit just once to make a greater contribution to the Trust’s work.

The Trust has also committed to a free, annual, local community open day for each venue. At Woodhorn, the annual Northumberland Miners’ Picnic and Invasion Day will continue with free admission, but a parking charge will be payable, as in previous years.

Personally, I think this is a fantastic idea. I've always been astounded that Woodhorn is free
to enter anyway as it's one of our favourite places to visit and have a potter or drink in the cafe.
An annual pass will cost our family of 5 just £13 per year which is less than the price we have
paid to visit previous exhibitions so already a good saving. Our family has a caravan at
Cresswell and we often pass Woodhorn in the summer - this new scheme will encourage us to
pop in more frequently as we drive past I think.

Woodhorn will continue to run fantastic events and this half term you can look forward to Captain
Raggy Beard's Pirate School, Treasure Hunts and Pirate Hat Crafts - sounds fab!

Do you think this new scheme is a good idea? Let me know in the comments


1 comment

  1. Ah good news! I love visiting woodhorn but not been for a few years.


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