The Weardale Museum

AND HIGH HOUSE CHAPEL

Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD

01388 517433

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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.

 

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.

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.

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The Methodist Fellowship at High House Chapel has now ceased worship in the chapel and the Museum is in the final stages of purchasing the building after which it will seek the funding to carry out repairs and renovations thus saving an important building in our community.

 

High House is an historic Methodist Chapel, built in n1760 it is one of the very earliest chapels in the world.

Coronavirus

 

Latest update

March 18 2020

Most of our stewards are in the high risk over 70 category and the latest Government guidelines and advice from NHS to practice social distancing, avoid gatherings and all unnecessary travel for up to 14 weeks means that the Museum will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Please ignore our normal opening times below, return to the site for latest updates , or ring 01388 517433