Museum is getting ready for winter

Skating is coming to Woodhorn Museum this winter.
Skating is coming to Woodhorn Museum this winter.

A museum is getting ready to be transformed for a winter with a difference.

Fresh from the success of the Weeping Window, Woodhorn Museum is set to present another spectacular series of events for families.

For the very first time the Northumberland museum will be offering visitors the opportunity to get their skates on and take a trip around an outdoor rink situated in the heart of the historic site, in the Pit Yard.

The WonderIce rink has a scientifically-engineered surface and structure that lets skaters glide just as smoothly as on real ice. It will be open every weekend from November 28, up to Christmas plus Monday, December 21, to Wednesday, December 23.

Alongside the new skating experience, Woodhorn’s original pit stables will be transformed into a magical stable grotto for Father Christmas who will be welcoming younger visitors for an unforgettable festive treat.

On Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6, the site becomes even more magical with Woodhorn’s Weekend of Wonder.

Keith Merrin, director at Woodhorn, said: “The team at Woodhorn are always looking for ways to present our incredible site in new ways, to welcome visitors to explore the rich heritage we have here.

“Following such a busy autumn for us with poppies, we knew we had to create another amazing opportunity for winter.”

Visit or call (01670) 624455 for more information.