“Outstanding Volunteer Run Museum” – but don’t take our word for it, this is the verdict of Renaissance North East and the Arts Council for England who have also awarded the museum full accreditation.
This small folk museum is packed with fascinating stories from the past including a hands on lead-miner’s kitchen and The Weardale Tapestry, a beautiful 16 foot free-style embroidery depicting Weardale’s history.
To commemorate those who served in World War 1 the Museum has assembled a special display to remember ever soldier from Weardale who died with stories, images and artefacts illustrating the lives of many individuals.
Visit also the historic and beautiful High House Chapel, the oldest Methodist Chapel to have held continuous weekly services since it was built in 1760, and one of John Wesley’s favourite chapels.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£3.00 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good1
- SistereaKnutsford, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAmazing collection showing life in WeardaleSunday, 25th June 2017This small museum is run by volunteers. The museum contains a wealth of material. A recreation of a typical home. Many exhibits and posters covering subjects from history of the lead mining to the... Read full review
- 845JennyFRomsey, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesExcellent small museumSaturday, 24th June 2017This museum is run by local volunteers and has a wealth of information about a range of subjects. Particularly interesting is the room on the history of Methodism in Weardale (the building is an old... Read full review
- Catkin1950Trip Type:CouplesWhat a gem!Thursday, 15th June 2017Had been looking forward to visiting here for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Although a tiny museum, it is packed full of interest, and you can actually touch the exhibits. Being a... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking behind the Museum and Chapel.
|2017 (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||13:30||- 16:30|
|Bank Holiday||13:30||- 16:30|
* Open Easter and Bank Holidays, May, June, July, Sept, and October (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive), Every afternoon in August
At any time, by appointment only, for organised groups.
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A68. Take the A689 west from Harperley road junction near Crook and travel 18 miles. Located 8 miles to the west of Stanhope.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest main line station is at Durham.