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.
Newly published on CD as a pdf - available from the Weardale Museum
WEARDALE: CLEARING THE FOREST : By Peter Bowes.
This outstanding piece of research by Weardale’s leading historian has long been out of print but it is now available as a digitally remastered CD with revised text by the author and coloured images. Only £10 + postage.