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.