Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD
We provide a sense of place for those who live and visit Weardale by telling the stories of its history and heritage. Attached is High House Chapel, the oldest Methodist Chapel in continuous use. We also specialise in providing family history research for people who have ancestors from Weardale.
We are open from 1.30 - 4.30pm
Easter and Bank Holidays
May, June, Sept & Oct - Wed to Sunday
July and August - every afternoon.
Extra Opening Times in school holidays
The Museum will also open for County Durham school holidays between 4th April and 1st November.
Ring 01388 517433 .
We are a small independent folk museum run entirely by volunteers to the high standards set by the Arts Council for England.
"It is unbelievable how much you have packed inside."
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CLOSED during 2020
October 1st 2020
Most of our stewards are in the high risk over 70 category and some will be shielding and this group has been advised to avoid contact with the general public wherever possible..
Please ignore our normal opening times below, return to the site for latest updates , or ring 01388 517433
Family History researchers should contact [email protected] for help at a distance.