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Northumberland Miners' Picnic

Saturday 10th June, All day

 Celebrate...The Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2017: a fun, family day out rooted in local heritage and reimagined with a contemporary twist!

Enjoy... a fantastic programme of music and entertainment including the legendary North East band, LINDISFARNE and more.

Discover... wonderful crafted goods, delicious food and drink from some of the region's best makers and producers in the special Picnic Market located in our historic Workshop Galleries.

Explore… Woodhorn Museum, the historic Pityard and original colliery buildings, get creative at our pop-up art workshops and refuel at our café, food stalls and beer tent!

Remember… the people, places and industry that brought us the tradition of the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. Attend The Miners’ Memorial Service and visit Jeremy Deller's Battle of Orgreave exhibition in the main museum.


10.00am – 5.00pm- Picnic Market, pop-up art workshops and more

10.15am- Miners’ Memorial Service


and much more. Details and timings to follow soon!

Admission free.

More information about parking and shuttle bus arrangements very soon.  

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are not permitted within the fenced museum area. We advise that you leave pets at home.  

This event is supported by Ashington Town Council, bait, and Northumberland County Council.