“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 Good0
- David RWashington DC, District of ColumbiaTrip Type:CouplesGreat resource for family historySunday, 12th March 2017My wife and I went to Wear Dale to uncover more detail about her family for our family tree. Even though it was out of season David and Ken were outstanding in their help, providing us with some... Read full review
- anchorage25Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesMuseumvisitSaturday, 10th December 2016From the outside the museum look small but go through the entrance and WOW.. there is so much a see, to touch, to read, to listen to and to meet incredibly attentive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable... Read full review
- Bill GSanibel Island, FloridaTrip Type:CouplesFantastic resource for Weardale ancestry researchWednesday, 19th October 2016After learning that my ancestors lived in this area for over 100 years, Ken Heatherington produced a huge report covering 6 generations, births/baptisms, marriages, deaths/burials. What a terrific... 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.