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It's our 25th Anniversary year in 2019. Visit out timeline to see something of our history.


See, hear and absorb the fascinating history of this special part of Northumberland.

Opening dates / times for 2019
1st April-2nd November (inclusive)
Monday-Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm

From the 27th July to 2nd September in the summer holidays we will be providing extended opening hours until 5pm.

Entry Fees for 2019:

  • Adult £4
  • Children 5-16 £1
  • Children under 5 Free
  • Family £6 (max. 2 Adults, 2 Children)
  • Concession £3
  • Coach trips and groups, £2.50 per head


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We have three exhibitions during 2019:

  1. Celebrating the Heritage Centre's 25th Anniversary which occurs on 10th June
  2. The Bellingham Peace Celebrations which were held 19th July 1919
  3. The Forestry Commission 100th Anniversary which was founded 1st September 1919

In addition on 28th April we have our Annual Classic and Vintage Vehicle Day.

We hope to see you at all of these events!

Latest News..


One day closure

Our apologies in advance but on Thursday 10th October we will be closed for the day due to our 25th Anniversary celebrations which the majority of our volunteers and Trustees will be attending. We will be open as normal on every other day this month.

What's Happening?

audio guide example deviceWe have revamped the entrance and lobby to the centre for the 2019 season making it a more attractive and useable welcome for the visitor.

We have also introduced audio guide equipment for visitors to use to explain some of the key parts of the museum exhibition as they walk around it.

Thank you.

What's on the Menu?

carriages tea room home

The Carriages Tea Room. Open every day except Christmas Day


Tel: O1434 221151

The Carriges Tea Room menu can be found on their website here.

School Visits & Children

All welcome!


"A tremendous effort! So creative; really something to be proud of.

Congratulations to all involved."

John Grundy

Memory Lane / Group Visits

Fancy a trip down memory land or use of a memory box for your group or educational class (at any level)? We have four offerings available.

Become a Friend

For a modest annual fee you’ll get an invitation to special events, a heritage-packed newsletter and free admission to see all our temporary exhibitions. (Friends can also bring guests for free.) You’ll also be helping us look after and promote the heritage of the area.

What our Visitors say!

We get excellent review on Tripadvisor and visitors leave very positive feedback in our vistirs book. Come and see what you are missing.