Visitors welcome back at museum from May 19

A popular museum is set to re-open this week as part of the easing of lockdown regulations.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:00 am
Woodhorn Museum is set to welcome visitors from May 19 as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Woodhorn Museum in Ashington, will be re-opening its four venues from 10am on Wednesday, May 19.

Museum Northumberland, which runs the venue, is also re-opening Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, and Hexham Old Gaol next Wednesday.

From next week, Woodhorn Museum will be open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum will be open Monday to Saturday, from 9.30am to 5pm.

Hexham Old Gaol and Berwick Museum and Art Gallery will be open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Rowan Brown, Chief Executive of Museums Northumberland: “I know I speak on behalf of all the staff and volunteers at Museums Northumberland when I say we can’t wait to welcome visitors back to our four sites next week.

“We’ve continued to reach out to our audiences during lockdown through digital exhibitions and events, but it will feel really special to have people back in our museums and interacting with our exhibitions and collections.

“This latest stage in lockdown easing means there’s now no need for people to pre-book visits to any of our museums, and to ensure visitors continue to feel safe we’ll have COVID-safe procedures in place.

“To mark our museums’ reopening to the public, we’re launching a very special countywide exhibition by artist and illustrator, Jonny Hannah.

"Titled ‘Northumberland Folk’, it’s a celebration of​all things Northumbrian, including some of our strangest stories and most curious characters.”