The Weardale Museum

AND HIGH HOUSE CHAPEL

Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD

01388 517433

location-icon phone-icon
Museum Logo for Moonfruit email icon Museum exterior by Joanne Emerson3

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.

WHAT WE DO

We are open from 1.30 - 4.30pm

 

Easter and Bank Holidays

 

May, June, Sept  & Oct - Wed to Sunday

 

July and August - every afternoon.

We are a small independent folk museum run entirely by volunteers to the high standards set by the Arts Council for England.

WHO WE ARE

WHEN WE ARE OPEN

Small on the outside,

Huge on the inside

"It is unbelievable how much you have packed inside."

WHERE WE ARE

"My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed."

Dr Who.

Discover_WEARDALE This is Durham

Stay in Weardale

Facebook circle black large Twitter black large Tripadvisor-Icon-Black-2

Latest News and Reviews

Be amazed at how much is packed into this little Museum

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAIL LIST

* Required Fields

mousey Quick Youtube Tour

High House Chapel needs repairs and renovations which are beyond the scope of the worshipping fellowship and therefore worship will cease in September 2019. The Chapel will go up for sale and The Weardale Museum which occupies the adjoining manse will be offered the first chance to purchase the building.

 

High House is an historic Methodist Chapel, the oldest purpose built Methodist Chapel in the world to have been in continuous use since  its foundation in 1760.

 

The Weardale Museum is seeking to purchase High House Chapel , get grants to carry out the repairs and renovations and then bring it back into use as a heritage centre, saving an important building for the community ...