It's almost time for the Northumberland Miners' Picnic 2019!
Here are some of our top tips to help you have a fantastic time at the event on Saturday:
🌦What to wear...well...it's the British summertime so prepare for all eventualities! We recommend layers, waterproofs and sunscreen to make sure you are comfortable throughout the day! If you bring a brolly just remember it's a busy day and be mindful of those around you, particularly around the main stage area.
🤷♂️What to bring? You are welcome to bring your own picnic blankets and camping chairs as the deck chairs provided are limited and fill up fast. You're also welcome to bring your own picnic or enjoy food & drink from our fantastic street food suppliers or cafe. Please help us to keep tidy by using the bins provided and do not bring your own alcohol onto the museum site.
🚶♀️🚌🚗🚴♂️Getting here? Find full details in the 'about' section, but it's a busy day so if you live near & can walk here - great! If not we run a park & ride service from the former Alcan site (follow the AA road signs) and also a shuttle bus from Ashington Leisure Centre. We also have limited cycle racks on site. Parking on site at the museum is reserved for blue-badge holders or other visitors who really need to park nearby (e.g. parents with buggies etc). If you're not sure, just ask a member of staff for help. Parking is £5 per vehicle. Please allow plenty of time to get here & to get home on this busy day.
🐕Four legged friends? Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed in all of the museum's outside spaces but not into our main museum building. (Assistance dogs are permitted everywhere). Picnic day is busy and noisy so please bear this in mind when deciding whether to bring your pet along. Please do not leave dogs in cars.
💁🏻♀️The Northumberland Miners' Picnic is a free community event run by Woodhorn Museum (Woodhorn Charitable Trust) and supported by Arts Council England, Ashington Town Council and Northumberland County Council. There is a charge for parking which goes a small way to covering the cost of the event. The facepainting and pony rides activities are available at a small cost, all of the other activities and performances are free of charge. Please donate whatever you can spare on the day to help support us being able to continue bringing free events to Northumberland!
If you have any questions or concerns during your visit we have plenty of staff on hand to help. Don't hesitate to ask for information or help so that we can do our best to make sure you have a fantastic day out!