Where to find us

Car Park Closure Notice
Due to essential building works, the museum car park will be closed from Monday 13th June, until further notice. Further information can be found here

Weardale Museum

County Durham
DL13 1HD

Email: [email protected]                         
Bookings: 01388 335085
Enquiries: 07990 786 220

Getting Here

No matter how you choose to get here, a warm welcome is always guaranteed.

By Car

Find us beside the A689 between Stanhope and Alston at the centre of the North Pennines and only an hour by car from Tyneside, Teesside and the Lake District.

By Bus

Service 100 'Roof of England' Bus operates on Sundays.
Weardale Motor Services also run a regular bus service through Weardale, except on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

By GPS/Sat Nav

If using your sat nav to reach us, you can enter our postcode or grid reference when choosing your destination:

Grid Ref: NY 872 385
Postcode: DL13 1HD

Opening Hours

Opening Dates & Times 2022

1 April to 1 June: Wednesday to Sunday
(plus Bank Holiday Mondays 18 Apr and 2 May)

1 June to 2 Oct: 7 days a week.

5 Oct to 30 Oct: Wednesday to Sunday

Opening hours are 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

We will close on 31st October for winter months but can open, by appointment, for family history research.

Groups visits can still be made outside the advertised opening hours by prior appointment.

We have lifted the prebooking arrangements but continue to request that visitors wear face masks or visors, unless medically exempt, during their visit and use the hand sanitisers on entry.

Please note the following:
  •  High House Chapel is currently closed for building and restoration work
  •  Our opening times may change depending on the situation and availability of Stewards, please check our Facebook page or this website for details or ring Kate Gill (Curator) at the number below.

        Museum: 01388 335085 (during opening hours)

        Other Enquiries to Kate Gill (Curator): 07990 786220

Admission Fees


Admission for under 18's is free


Standard admission for adults is £4.50 per person
Adult admission with gift aid £5.00 per person

Join Friends of the Museum - Annual subscription £10 per person and get free entry to the museum for a year.


Due to essential building works, the museums car park is currently closed. Further information on the closure and alternative parking arrangements can be found here

Disabled Access

Access for wheelchair users available to the ground floor. Our upstairs displays including the Weardale Tapestry can be viewed in our large books and on our specially designed ipad displays. Access Statement

Group Visits

Group visits can be catered for outside of our core operational hours by appointment. One of our volunteers will meet your group personally and provide a guided tour of the museum. More information can be found here.

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