Museums & Archives Northumberland is the public marketing name for Woodhorn Charitable Trust, an independent charity which manages:

  • Woodhorn Museum – situated in the historic colliery site
  • Northumberland Archives – home to 800 years of Northumberland’s history
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office – a branch of the County Archives Service
  • Berwick Museum and Art Gallery – a peep into Berwick’s past and the stunning art and artefacts of the Burrell Collection situated within the Berwick Barracks site
  • Hexham Old Gaol and Hexham Moothall – England’s oldest purpose-built prison
  • Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum – Northumberland’s musical heritage

The local authority, Northumberland County Council, has a statutory responsibility to provide an Archives Service and under the terms of a Service Level Agreement the Woodhorn Trust is engaged by Northumberland County Council to manage this service and the museums. 

The Trust is registered as a charity No. 1129712 and a limited company No. 6893854.

The Trustees of Woodhorn are:

  • Penny Wilkinson, Chair
  • Peter Atkinson
  • Philip Browell
  • John Browne-Swinburne
  • John Carr-Ellison
  • Ian Lavery M.P.
  • Mai Mak
  • Ven. Peter Robinson
  • Cllr Jeff Watson
  • Jacqui Henderson

The Chief Executive is Rowan Brown.