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The Weardale Museum
& High House Chapel

Ireshopeburn, Co. Durham, DL13 1HD

“Outstanding Volunteer Run Museum”

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Welcome


“ A real jewel in a gem of a dale” - N. Hebdon, Leeds

“A superb collection, lovingly put together” I. Wildbore, Chesterfield

“Beautiful Chapel, marvellous museum”J. Warren, Morpeth

“Excellent family tree information”J. Eke (nee Dawson), Australia

“Lovely visit, lovely museum, lovely people”T. Wilson, Sacriston

“Great value, well worth a visit” T. O’Neil, Darlington

“So much to see in a small place ” R. Tamplin, Sidmouth, Devon


'Beautiful old Wesleyan chapel' 'Supert collection, lovingly put together' 'A wonderful way to present history' 'So much to see in a small place' 'Amazing family history tool'

4 great reasons to visit-

Genealogy resource

Hands on folk museum

Historic Chapel

Weardale Tapestry

Voluntary but not Amateur


The Weardale Museum is a small independent folk museum established by volunteers in 1985 to preserve the heritage of Weardale.

Though entirely voluntary our museum operates to the highest standards.

It has achieved full accreditation from the MLA, a Carnegie Award for excellent interpretation and has been highly commended by Renaissance North East and the Arts Council as an outstanding volunteer run museum.

Charity No. 517100

Visit Weardale an area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty


Weardale is part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a fantastic place to visit. The Museum is a member of the Weardale Visitor Network, a grouping of independent traders who work together to promote Weardale and we fully support the work of the North Pennines AONB Partnership to care for this special landscape.

Use their websites to learn more

 www.discoverweardale.com

www.northpennines.org.uk

Museum News


The Museum is open from May until October 31st.

Read our opening times.

We welcome visits by organised groups at any time in or out of season.

Read more about group visits

Family History research can be carried out by our staff at a distance.

Find out more on our family history page

Outstanding Volunteer Run  Museum  Arts Council for England