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Woodhorn Railway & The Country Park

Woodhorn Museum is located on the southern edge of the Queen Elizabeth II Country Park. Combine your visit with a walk or cycle around the park and its 40 acre lake which can be accessed from the museum car park. It’s a haven for wildlife with a great variety of birds, mammals, flora and fauna. A hard surface gives good access to all but grassed paths offer opportunities to explore too. 

The park was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1979 following a massive earth moving project removing what was one of the biggest colliery spoil heaps in Europe. 

The lake is popular with water sport enthusiasts, in particular canoeing and coarse fishing. Follow this link if you would like more details on permits:

trains_at_woodhornEnjoy a trip through the QEII Park on the Woodhorn Railway Society's narrow gauge train. Set up in 1993, the society has two locomotives; a Hunslet built in Leeds and a German built Schoma. The Hunslet was originally used on the surface at Murton Colliery in County Durham and the Schoma was used in the construction of the Channel Tunnel before working on board a ship!   

 Timetable and Tickets

The service is run by volunteers and can be subject to change at short notice so it is best to check their own website for operating times and services. 

An accessible carriage means it is now possible for all visitors to enjoy the train. 

You can visit the website here.