The Weardale Museum
& High House Chapel
Ireshopeburn, Co. Durham, DL13 1HD
“Outstanding Volunteer Run Museum”
Arts Council Award
Our opening times
2pm - 5pm
Easter and Bank Holidays
May, June, July, Sept, and October (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive)
Every afternoon in August
At any time, by appointment only, for organised groups. Read more
Remember !! Because we are staffed by volunteers we only open during the afternoon so plan your visit to avoid disappointment.
However if you are finding it difficult to fit in with our opening times contact us using the links below.
Where We Are
For your satnav or route planner – postcode DL13 1HD - Grid Ref NY 872 385
Find us beside the A689 between Stanhope and Alston at the centre of the North Pennines and only an hour by car from Tyneside, Teesside and the Lake District. Whichever way you come, the scenery is breathtaking!
Public Transport Links
Service 100 Roof of England Bus operates Saturdays and Sundays.
Weardale Motor Services (01388 528235) run a regular bus service through Weardale. Linking bus services available from Durham, Newcastle and Bishop Auckland but contact traveline on tel: 0871 2002233 for your own needs.
D. T. Heatherington,
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Mrs Proud : Tel 01388 537417 or
The Secretary: Tel 01388 517433
Family History Research
Ken Heatherington 01388 517208
David Heatherington 01388 517433
Copy and paste these email addresses or use the Contact by Email form (right)
Contact by Email
“Great value, well worth a re-visit”, T. O’Neil, Darlington
Adults £3.00 Children 50p
For £3 you can even take out an annual membership by becoming a Friend. Read more