Access, Dogs and Bicycles

All visitors to Woodhorn will find a visit rewarding with almost all of the buildings open to the public fully accessible: only one or two places in the old colliery buildings are a little more challenging.

Visitors are welcome to borrow one of three wheelchairs or a motorised scooter during their visit, and staff are happy to discuss any special requirements in advance of a visit. 

Please note that the Dark Side guided tours are only suitable for able bodied visitors. 

If you would like more detailed access information about Woodhorn, you can download our full access statement here

You might find our Google tour helpful in planning your visit.  Please telephone 01670 624455 or email  if you have any queries or special requirements.

Dogs at Woodhorn

We know that dogs are man’s best friend, so for a trial period from Monday 31st July 2017, we will be allowing dogs onto the Woodhorn Museum site.

Please abide by our guidelines to ensure that everyone has a pleasant and enjoyable visit.

  • Dogs should be kept on a lead and accompanied at all times.
  • With the exception of assistance dogs, pets are not allowed inside the main Cutter Building, café, Winding House function rooms or Workshop Galleries. Please feel free to use the outdoor seating for the café and visit the historic buildings.
  • For everyone’s safety and well-being, please don’t leave your dog unattended at any time.
  • Please pick up after your dog and use the designated doggy bins located on site. Dog waste bags can be obtained from the Entrance Hut if required.

Water bowls are provided outside the Cutter Building and in the car park but we ask that dog owners are responsible for their pet and its needs.  We would also advise against leaving your dog in the car as Woodhorn’s car park does not offer any shade. 

When you’ve explored the museum, why not enjoy a walk around the country park.

A big thanks to Moorview Vets of Newbiggin by the Sea for their support in providing a number of dog bowls, slip leads and waste bags.

Thank you for helping us to look after Woodhorn for everyone. Enjoy your visit.


Bicycle racks are available for cyclists and we can even lend you a lock if you've forgotten to bring one. Please ask then you can lock it up and enjoy the whole site without worrying about your bicycle.

Printed from Woodhorn web site.
URL: http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/access/
Printed: 20/07/2018
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