The Weardale Museum
& High House Chapel
Ireshopeburn, Co. Durham, DL13 1HD
“Outstanding Volunteer Run Museum”
Arts Council Award
Our opening times
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Easter and Bank Holidays
May, June, Sept, and October (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive)
Every afternoon in July and 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!
Park behind the Museum.
Service 100 Roof of England Bus operates on Sundays.
Weardale Motor Services (01388 528235) run a regular bus service through Weardale except on Sundayys and Bank Holidays.
Linking bus services are 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
Eric Draper 01388 528085
David Heatherington 01388 517433
Copy and paste these email addresses or use the Contact by Email form (right)
“Great value, well worth a re-visit”, T. O’Neil, Darlington
Adults £3.00 Children FREE
For £3 you can even take out an annual membership by becoming a Friend. Read more
Access for wheelchairs is provided from the door by the main road and we can remove furniture to provide better access for wheelchair users. Two downstairs rooms and the chapel are accessible, and displays in the upstairs galleries can be viewed in our large books. Stewards will, where possible, bring items downstairs. There are a number of chairs sited around the building fo visitors to take a rest.
The Tapestry is upstairs.