“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
- plumbibDurham, United KingdomWeardale historyTuesday, 19th June 2018The museum is a truly wonderful place to learn about life in the valley, going back to mining times and old trades etc. The volunteers running the museum are very welcoming and helpful, and can give... Read full review
- BigStewSunderlandA Taste of HistoryMonday, 16th October 2017A great little museum but you must check out the opening times as these can vary from season to season. Read full review
- Patrick MTrip Type:FamilyA great visit to a fun little museum.Sunday, 8th October 2017We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Weardale Museum yesterday. A great little museum that captured the imagination of us all. Especially recommended for Geology lovers, with many great Spar... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking behind the Museum and Chapel.
|2018 (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.