What’s on in Northumberland - to Thursday, December 1


Alnwick Playhouse,

Bondgate Without,


01665 510785

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 26: The Reg Vardy Brass Band and Alnwick Choral Society – In Concert – The two groups present their annual joint concert, this year with a varied programme of music. 7.30pm. Tickets £10.

Wednesday, November 30: Elkie Brooks – Elkie brings her stunning and powerful voice back to the Playhouse for a night of classics and songs from her new album. 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50. Sold Out.

Thursday, December 1: An Intimate Evening of Classic Love Songs – Current member of The Drifters Michael Williams and American vocalist Kellie Schreiber perform classic love songs alongside a selection from Michael’s latest album.


Tonight: The Debt (15; 113mins). 7.30pm. Tickets £6, £5.50 conc.

Tuesday, November 29: I Don’t Know How She Does It (12a; 89mins). 7.30pm. Tickets £6, £5.50.

The Maltings,


01289 330999

Tonight: Be My Baby – A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 60s Britain. 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50, £6.50 conc, £5.50 BCHS students/staff/parents.

Tonight: Kathryn Tickell: Northumbrian Voices – The foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes. 7.30pm. Tickets £13, £11 conc, £16 circle, £18 box seat.

Tomorrow: Shaken not Stirred: An evening with Henry Blofeld – The Test Match Special commentator talks on a wide range of topics. 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50, £14.50 conc, £17 circle, £19 box seat.

Saturday, November 26: Jeremy Hardy – Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. 7.30pm. Tickets £14.50, £12.50 conc, £16.50 circle, £18.50 box seat.

Tuesday, November 29 to Thursday, December 1: Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is relocated to the last days of the Raj by The Original Theatre Company. 2.30pm (Thurs) and 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50, £10.50 conc, £14 circle, £16 box.

Thursday, December 1: Etiquette for Grief – Ellie Harrison’s Etiquette of Grief is a beautifully intelligent, funny and heart-warming piece about love, sadness and loss. 8pm. Tickets £13, £11 conc, £3 Maltings Youth Card members.


Saturday, November 26: Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG; 91mins). 1pm. Tickets £5.

Saturday, November 26 (3pm) and Sunday, November 27 (2.30pm): Monte Carlo (PG; 108mins). Tickets £5.

Sunday, November 27: Footloose (12a; 113mins). Noon and 5pm. Tickets £5.

Monday, November 28: Drive (18; 100mins). 8pm. Tickets £5.

Saturday, November 26: Morgan & West – Time Travelling Magicians. Morgan and West bring their Victorian Magic to Whittingham. The duo’s award-winning, sellout stage show features baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time. The show is stuffed to the brim with laughs, gasps and audience interaction as well as their trademark mix of Victorian comedy parlour magic, wit and whimsy. At Whittingham Memorial Institute, Whittingham. 7.30pm.

Tickets, adults £6, children £4.50, can be booked by calling 01665 574964.


Tonight: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. Wayne Robertson and Davie Stewart Duo perform. Listeners and musicians welcome. Bar available. In The Glendale Hall, Wooler. 7.30pm. Admission £4.50 members, £6 non-members, includes supper. Membership £8. More information, call Sheila Smailes on 01668 281535.

Tonight: Rothbury Roots. Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby are a duo who are always extremely popular at Rothbury Roots and they return to see the 2011 season out in great style. At Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury. 8pm. Admission £8. Early booking is recommended, call 01669 620470. For more information, visit www.rothburyroots.net or follow Rothbury Roots on Twitter @rothburyroots

Tonight and Thursday, December 1: Buskers Night. Come along and play. At The Railway Inn, Acklington. 8.30pm. Free. More information, call 01670 760320.

Tomorrow: Music Night. With singer Avril Huntly, Malcolm Bennet on guitar, Jim Little on mouth organ, Nathan Armstrong on the accordion and Adrian Ions on the bones. At The Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Tickets £6, with refreshments included, and are available at the Museum. More information, call 01665 605847.

Tomorrow: Friday Night Live. Pete Lincoln of 70s chart toppers The Sweets always has the crowd singing and dancing. At The Wellwood, Amble. 9pm. Free.

Saturday, November 26: Barron Brady. Barron Brady comprising Ros Brady and Si Barron are contemporary songwriters and interpreters of traditional English folk song. Simon’s ballistic fingerstyle guitar complemented by Rosalind’s harmonium and whistles underlines their harmony singing. The concert will be kicked-off by a local support act comprising two talented young musicians, fiddler Rebecca Rogers and guitarist Scott Turnbull. At Etal Village Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm and the music starts at 8pm. Tickets £10, phone 01890 820566 to book, or email hmoffitsvq@btinternet.com

Monday, November 28: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Live music at The Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. More information, contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Wednesday, November 30: Open Mic Night hosted by We Steal Flyers. At The Trap, North Broomhill. 9pm.

Thursday, December 1: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. The Robin Hamilton Trio perform. Musicians and listeners welcome. At Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Annual membership £8. Members £3, non-members £5. Contact 01668 281307.


Today: Free Seminar. Investing for Income: Doing Nothing can be an Expensive Option! Nicko Wilson, Gary Fawcett and George Slack look at ways of making the most of your money, creating your financial plan and managing risk. The seminar aims to give some key pointers to help you achieve your financial goals in difficult markets. At The White Swan, Alnwick. Registration 11.50am, starts noon. Free with lunch. To book a seat, call 0191 279 7658 or email newcastleevents@brewin.co.uk or visit www.brewin.co.uk/newcastle

Today: Photography Exhibition & Q&A. An evening with Darryn Wade of Wild Northumberland Photography. Admire some of Darryn’s striking work and ask him any photography questions you may have, from the technical to the artistic. At The Alnwick Garden. 5pm–7pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Tonight: Prize Bingo. The Friends of Abbeyfield Christmas Prize Bingo. Raffle and refreshments. All proceeds to benefit residents. At St James’s Church Centre, Alnwick. 7pm.

Today to Saturday, November 26, and Thursday, December 1: Children’s Lantern Workshop. Make and decorate your own glowing tea light lantern to carry with you as you explore The Alnwick Garden after dark. 4pm–7pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Today to Saturday, November 26, and Thursday, December 1: Willow Lantern Walk. See The Alnwick Garden in glowing light, collect a beautiful hand-made willow lantern for your evening walk through The Garden. 4pm–7pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, December 1: Film Screenings. Every day warm up in the Pavilion Cafe at The Alnwick Garden. Watch classic family films. 10am–4pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Tonight and Tuesday, November 29: Dark Sky Observing. Use the telescopes to look even further into the universe. Experts on hand to help use the instruments. At Kielder Observatory. 8pm. Adults £8, conc £6. Call 07805 638469 for assistance or book online at www.kielderobseratory.org.

Tomorrow: Alnwick Farmers’ Market. Enjoy a cooking demonstration by It’s In The Bag - a local company offering authentic recipes and flavours from around the world. They’ll use local produce from the market to demonstrate simple tasty dishes you can cook at home. Keep out the cold with some warm apple punch from Thistly Cross Cider and try the Hog Roast of rare breed local pork. Also pre-order your Northumbrian Bronze Free Range Turkey for Christmas from Northumbrian Poultry. In Alnwick Market Place. 9am–2pm.

Tomorrow: Charity Action and Quiz. In aid of Aspire, a spinal injury charity. The quiz is for teams of five and £15 to enter per team. There is a big cash prize for first place – minimum £150 – as well as trophies and prizes for best team name etc, as well as a tie breaker question for a bottle of bubbly. The auction comprises various lots including a signed Newcastle Falcons shirt, a day at Kelso races for two and lots more. At Alnwick Rugby Club. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. To register a quiz team, call 07766 167397 beforehand. Teams can enter on the night before 7.30pm, but only if there is room.

Tomorrow and Saturday, November 26: Ghost Stories for Christmas. A series of Victorian-inspired ghost stories told by the Gentleman of the house in these one-man storytelling for adults events. In the library at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Performances begin at 7.30pm. Dress warmly, the Hall is unheated. Pre-booking essential. Tickets in advance: Adults £7, conc £6. English Heritage members in advance: Adults £6, conc £5. More information, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/belsay or call 01661 881636.

Saturday, November 26: Coffee Morning. Alnwick Lions sponsored charities coffee morning with nine different groups to support. There will be a bottle stall, tombola, raffle, produce stall and more. At Northumberland Hall, Alnwick. 9.30am. £1 entry per person.

Saturday, November 26: Felton School Friends Christmas Fair. There will be Santa’s Grotto, various stalls and crafts, tombola and refreshments. At Felton Village Hall. 10am–noon. Adults £1.50, children free.

Saturday, November 26: Christmas crafts and Free Museum Entry. Christmas Creatives craft activity, to try your hand at making Christmas-themed decorations, and learn about the kind of Christmas Grace Darling and her contemporaries would have had. At the Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh. 10am–4pm, last admission 3.30pm. There will be free entry to the Museum on this day.

Saturday, November 26: Cookery Crafts in the Clocktower. Spend the day with a head chef learning how to be a cut above in the kitchen. In the morning there will be demonstrations showing how to make perfect party food, then following a seasonal lunch, discover the art of cake decoration. At Wallington. 10.30am–3pm. £30 including coffee and lunch. Booking essential, call 01670 773600.

Saturday, November 26: Christmas Crafts. Join glitter-filled workshops to make a range of Christmas cards and gift bags, to decorations, bath bombs and reindeer food. At Alnwick Garden. 11am–3pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Saturday, November 26: Archery and Indoor Climbing Wall. Learn the art of the flight bow or tackle the heights of the climbing wall. Ages 5+. At Calvert Trust Kielder. Drop-in 11am–4pm. £5 per person for half an hour. Booking not required, but for more information, call 01434 250232.

Saturday, November 26: No Fear Night Ride. Plunge into darkness for an exhilarating night time mountain bike ride through the forest with a qualified Purple Mountain instructor. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 7pm–9pm. £15 includes bike hire and food. Booking essential, call 01434 250532.

Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27: Victorian Christmas with Father Christmas. Meet a Victorian Father Christmas dressed in traditional colourful costume, who will be telling famous yuletide stories and poems. There will also be opportunity for photos. Also hear tales of Christmases past from Heuristics with their performances of Victorian Christmas traditions. Wrap up warm and come and shop for unique Christmas gifts and sample English Heritage’s own range of liqueurs and seasonal treats. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am–4pm. Dress warmly, the Hall is unheated. Adults £7.50, conc £6.80, children £4.50, families £19.50. English Heritage members and U5s free. More information, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/belsay or call 01661 881636.

Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27: Kielder Winter Wonderland. An enchanting Christmas experience at Leaplish Waterside Park. The Wonderland runs every weekend until Sunday, December 18, as well as Monday, December 19, to Wednesday, December 21. Booking essential as tickets are not available on site. For more information and to book, visit www.nwl.co.uk/winterwonderland or call 0845 1551553.

Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27: Tree Planting Weekend. Come and help plant thousands of trees on the Wallington Estate as part of National Tree Week. 11am–3pm. Free entry to everyone who plants a tree. There will also be the opportunity to sponsor a block of trees for £10. For more information, email wallingtoncountryside@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sunday, November 27: HospiceCare Christmas Fair. Event in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland, featuring more than 50 stalls. At Doxford Hall. 10am–4.30pm. Admission £3.50, children free.

Sunday, November 27: Floral Art Demonstration. Join Caro Dickinson of Flowers Unlimited to learn the secrets of choosing colour themes, designs and flower. See how to create stunning festive displays, from initial design to the final installation. At The Alnwick Garden. 11am–1pm. No booking required. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Sunday, November 27: Ford Christmas Market. This festive event features nearly 30 local craft and food stalls, refreshments which include a hogroast by Foreman’s the butcher as well as mulled wine, hot soup and Northumbrian pan haggerty, as well as a children’s carousel and Santa’s Grotto. At Ford Village. The market runs 11am–3pm beginning with an official opening ceremony by ‘Queen Victoria’, Mr Brown and two ladies in waiting. At noon, Santa will arrive in his 21st Century sleigh. Throughout the day there will be musical entertainment with scheduled performances by the Border Tarts, Berwick Middle School Choir, the Small Hall Band and, at 2pm, the Coldstream Pipe Band. Local shops are open and parking is free. More information, visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk or call 01890 820338.

Sunday, November 27: Rock Festival Choir Advent Concert. A concert of beautiful Advent music performed by Alnwick’s Chamber Choir in the stunning acoustic of St Paul’s, directed by Peter Brown, organist Peter Hignett. At St Paul’s Church Alnwick. 3pm. Tickets £7, £6 conc, and are available on the door.

Sunday, November 27: Advent Carol Service. Looking for the Light. Followed by refreshments. At St Ebba’s Church, Beadnell. 6pm. All welcome.

Tuesday, November 29: Christmas Coffee Morning. Featuring tombola, raffle, Pottergate Pantry cakes and potting shed as well as tea, coffee and mince pies. At The Pottergate Centre, Alnwick. 10am–1pm.

Tuesday, November 29: Alnwick Garden Club. For talks and friendly advice on all things gardening. New members always welcome. At Alnwick Town Hall, in Alnwick Market Place. 7.30pm. Annual membership £2.50. For more information contact secretary Geoff Watson on 01665 510603 or email g.watson492@btinternet.com

Wednesday, November 30: Winter Walk. Join a member of the gardening team for a tour around The Alnwick Garden in its winter splendour and to learn about the exciting new developments taking place in time for spring. 11am. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Wednesday, November 30: Talk. Andrew Craggs of Natural England gives a talk to Alnwick Wildlife Group about Lindisfarne. Followed by free refreshments and time to chat. Meet at St Michael’s Church Hall, Cannongate, Alnwick. Meeting starts 7.30pm. All welcome. Visitors £2.

Thursday, December 1: Christmas Star Trail. Long Ago wise men followed a star to Bethlehem. Can you find the starts that are hiding in The Alnwick Garden? Each star guards a letter that will help you solve our Christmas puzzle. Collect your trail card from admissions. 10am–4pm. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Thursday, December 1: Alnwick and District MS Branch. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat. In Costa Coffee, Alnwick. 11am–1pm. Branch helpline 07581 460207.

Thursday, December 1: A Meeting with Father Christmas. Come and meet Father Christmas in his beautifully lit grotto, filled with decorations and magical displays. At The Alnwick Garden. 4pm–7pm. £5 per child, including a traditional gift. Tickets available on the day. Limited availability. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Thursday, December 1: Talk. Duncan Hutt gives an illustrated talk to Alnwick and District Natural History Society entitled Turks and Caicos Islands. At Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Contact 01665 602614.


Alnwick Health Walks (Long). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, Market Place. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. Maximum 30 minutes. Contact Jon Monks on 01665605030.

Amble Health Walks. Every Tuesday at 1.30pm from Amble Tourist Information Centre. Starter and intermediate Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Belford Health Walks. Short walk, Every Monday, 1.30pm, long walk every Monday, 2pm. For both walks meet at Bell View Resource Centre, West Street. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Berwick Health Walks (Beginner and Intermediate). Both Wednesday. Meet at 1.30pm at The Maltings. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Hadston Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 1pm from Hadston House. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Rothbury Health Walks (Starter). Every Friday at 10.30am from Rothbury TIC. Intermediate/long walks every Friday at 10.30am. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Seahouses Health Walks. Every Monday at 2pm. Meet at the Resource Centre. Contact Kelvin Rusworth on 01665 721868 or send a text to 07745 571802 or email seahouseswalking@hotmail.com

Wooler Health Walks (Intermediate). Every Thursday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Cheviot Centre. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.


Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, 01665 510785. Annual exhibition by Alnwick & District Camera Club, demonstrating a variety of photographic skills and printing techniques ranging from careful records of people, places, things and events to creative interpretations, adaptations and abstractions. Until December 3. Open during box office hours.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, 01665 605847. A Stroll in the Parks. Until December 16. Display based upon the two great Parks in the area - Hulne Park on the edge of Alnwick, plus the Northumberland National Park. Featuring items and images on loan from both Northumberland Estates and the National Park, along with old images from the Museum’s own collection, this is an opportunity to revisit the beauty and majesty of the local parklands. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–4pm. Adults £2.50, conc, seniors, students, unemployed £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults plus 2 conc) £7.60.

Belford Craft Gallery, Market Place, Belford, 01668 213888. Visit www.belfordcraftgallery.com

Crown Studio Gallery, Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street Rothbury, 01669 622890, www.crownstudio.co.uk, Twitter @northumberart. Autumn Colours – An exhibition of original Northumbrian landscapes by resident artist Lynda Taylor. A tempting selection of jewellery created by professional artist makers, designer silk scarves, sculptural ceramics, domestic stoneware, studio glass, etchings, prints and cards. Open Tuesday–Saturday 9am–5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, 01665 711136. For information visit www.fenwickgallery.co.uk

Hope and Anchor Hotel, Alnmouth, 01665 830363. A photographic exhibition by Alnmouth Camera Group. Opens on Saturday, November 26, from noon and runs until early 2012. Open daily.

The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, 57 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. Autumn display by Joanne Wishart with limited edition and original hare prints. Original work and prints by Emma Holliday. Open daily, 10am–5pm, Sundays 11am–4.30pm.

The Coastal Art Group Annual Exhibition of Paintings. At Seahouses First School. Runs until Friday, December 2. Open weekdays, 9am–5.30pm. Free entry and pictures for sale.

The Congregational Gallery, High Street, Rothbury, NE65 7TL. 01669 621900. Autumn and winter exhibition featuring the work of Japanese artist Hideyuki Sobue, as well as Stephen King, Liz Tainsh, Jo Kirkham-Knaggs and the sculptures of Lisa Delarny. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Open Tuesday, as well as Thursday–Saturday, 10.30am–4.30pm, Sunday 11.30am–4.30pm. Check website for events and suppers, www.thecongregational.co.uk, email Linda@thecongregational.co.uk

The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler, NE71 6BD. New work exhibited by artist Roz Bell and Nigel Cooke. Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–3pm, other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 01665 830600, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk. Gallery & Picture Framing Service. The Gallery’s Christmas Exhibition featuring Mike Bell, Sue Fenlon, Derek Jones and Daphne Harrison runs until Sunday, January 15. Visit the website for further details.


Alnwick Garden, Alnwick. 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–4pm, but from Thursdays to Saturdays it also hosts winter lights and evening events from 4pm–7pm. Adult £11, conc £9 (including an optional £1 Gift Aid donation), child 1p, group £7pp. For winter lights and evening events, standard admission prices apply, tickets are valid for the full day and include a hot drink upon evening on arrival.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays. Adults £2.50, conc, seniors, students, unemployed £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults plus 2 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle. Open weekends only, 11am–4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm. Adult £8.50, child £4 (under 5 free), senior £7.50, family £21. Groups call 01668 214 208. Schools £2 per pupil.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 01661 881636. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £7.50, child £4.50, conc £6.80, family £19.50, English Heritage members free.

Chillingham Castle. 01668 215359. During the closed season – November–April – the castle welcomes groups by special appointment. Adult £8.50, conc £7.50, child (5–15) £4, family £21.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Gardens and Estate open Wednesdays–Sundays, 11am–4pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Gift aid prices – adult £4.60, children £2.10, family £10.90. U5s/National Trust members free. House closed.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 01665 576231. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4, child £2.40, £3.60 conc. English Heritage members free. If weather is poor, ring ahead to check opening hours.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle. 01890 820332. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £3.80, child £2.30, conc £3.40, family £9.90.

Fenton Centre. 01668 216216. Open Wednesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm.

House of Hardy Museum, Alnwick. Call 01665 510027 for opening times. Free.

Hulne Park, Ratten Row, Alnwick. Open 11am–dusk.

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington, 01830 540362. Shops, arts and craft workshops and food outlets in a 15th century farm courtyard.

Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244. Closed until Saturday, December 3.

Lindisfarne Centre. 01289 389004. Open today to Saturday, November 26, 9.30am–12.45pm, Sunday, November 27 and Monday, November 28, 9.30am–1.45pm, Wednedsay, November 30, 10.15am–1.45pm and Thursday, December 1, 10.15am–3.45pm. Closed Tuesday, November 29. Adults £3, children (5–15 years-old) £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Open Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, English Heritage members free.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington. 01665 570382. Open by pre-arrangement only. Garden and arboretum £4.25 adults, supervised children free.

Preston Tower. 01665 589227. Open daily 10am–dusk. Adult £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am–4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Adult £2.75, child/conc £1.75, family £7.25. On Saturday, November 26, entry to the Museum is free.

Wallington. 01670 773600. Call to check opening times.

Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50, English Heritage members free.