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.
The next school holidays are Easter
4th April - 19th April
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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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.