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Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

From £11.00
The Living Museum of the North
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG

Tel: +44 0191 370 4000

Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult All Year Unlimited Pass£19.00 per ticket type
Child All Year Unlimited Pass£11.00 per ticket type
Family (1+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£35.50 per ticket type
Family (2+1) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£43.50 per ticket type
Family (2+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£49.50 per ticket type
Senior Citizens / Students all year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£14.00 per ticket type

With the Beamish Unlimited Pass, you pay just once and visit for a whole year FREE of charge (including all daytime events).

Special evening events, such as Halloween and Christmas Evenings are ticket only (separate charge applies) and must be booked in advance. Book online at www.beamish.org.uk

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Visit EnglandVisit England Award for Excellence Bronze Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    896
  • Average
    186
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
    52

Recent Reviews:

  • mol350
    Spalding, United Kingdom
    Amazing Day Out for all the Family
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th March 2017
    Although we have been here before my daughter had not so we decided to visit on a very hot day in March. It is just as | remember it but other attractions are being added all the time - a 50s area... Read full review
  • Michael C
    Bath
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th March 2017
    A really great family day out, so much to see and do and so much space to explore. Get around on a trambus all included in the the entry charge. Step back in time and discover a way of life that has... Read full review
  • Lynda B
    Buxton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    So much to see and enjoy
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th March 2017
    From the smell of the puffer train Puffing Billy, to the aroma of the lavender as we made lavender bags in the Strong House; they each added to the fun of the day. We enjoyed tram and bus rides. The... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking.

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs are welcome at Beamish but must be kept on a lead at all times (not allowed into any of the buildings).

Access Information

Opening Times

18 Feb-5 Apr (18 Feb 2017 - 5 Apr 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
2017 High Season (6 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
Oct 2017-Mar 2018 (30 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday - 16:00
FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday - 16:00

* Last admission is always 3pm. Allow at least four hours for a summer visit and three hours for a winter visit.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years’ Day.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). Signposted from the A1(M) jct 63. Travel along A693 for 4 miles towards Stanley picking up signs for Beamish Museum. Postcode for Sat Nav users is DH9 0RG.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway stations are Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle.

Waggonway service 28/28A offers regular buses from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Buses run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes and hourly in the evening and on Sundays. Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.

Service 128 provides a direct link with Durham City Centre. Buses run hourly on Saturdays throughout the summer season from 5 April to 2 November 2014. The 128 offers convenient connections with trains at Durham railway station and with other bus services at Durham bus station.

Lime service 8 runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday from Sunderland Interchange, via Washington, Chester-le-Street and Stanley.

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Monday, 23rd October 2017 - Tuesday, 31st October 2017

Halloween Evenings at Beamish Museum Beware of monsters, ghouls and wicked witches as Beamish becomes the Un-living Museum of the North. Wear your creepiest costume and join us, if you dare, for lots of tricks – and treats! 29th - 31st October
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Thursday, 6th April 2017 - Sunday, 9th April 2017

Beamish Museum - Great North Steam Fair As part of our Great North Festival of Transport, join us for our annual (and famous) steam fair – The Great North Steam Fair! An amazing line-up of visiting vehicles and Beamish transport, in action and on view – from motorcycles to steam lorries – and everything in between!
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Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - Sunday, 2nd April 2017

Beamish Museum - Old King Coal A five-day celebration of the rich mining heritage of North East England. Join in the banner parades and enjoy performances by local brass bands.
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Saturday, 15th April 2017 - Monday, 17th April 2017

Beamish Museum - Easter Fun at BeamishJoin us for some Easter fun this Spring, we’ll have loads of egg-citing activities across the museum including baking, crafts and games. Explore the museum to find out how Easter was celebrated in the 1800s, 1900s and 1940s and sample some amazing baking along the way!
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Saturday, 22nd April 2017 - Sunday, 23rd April 2017

Beamish Museum - Horses at WorkSee magnificent horses at work around the museum, ponies, carriage horses, heavy horses and a magnificent cavalry display.
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Sunday, 30th April 2017 - Monday, 1st May 2017

Beamish Museum - May Day CelebrationsJoin Beamish in The Pit Village on the 30th April and 1st May for a host of May Day activities! The May Day King and Queen will be crowned as we celebrate this special event with parades, music, Maypole dancing and headdress making.
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Saturday, 13th May 2017 - Sunday, 14th May 2017

Beamish Museum - Meccano ExhibitionThe North East Meccano Society will once again hold their annual exhibition at Beamish with construction sets dating from the early 1900s up to the present day.
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Saturday, 20th May 2017 - Sunday, 21st May 2017

Beamish Museum - Empire and Flag WeekendJoin us to celebrate Empire and Flag Weekend during this Spring weekend.
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Saturday, 20th May 2017 - Sunday, 21st May 2017

Beamish Museum - Georgian FairExperience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months!…
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Saturday, 10th June 2017 - Sunday, 11th June 2017

Beamish Museum - Morris Car RallyOn the 10th and 11th June the roads and streets at Beamish will come alive with the sights and sounds of stunning classic vehicles from the Morris Car Club.
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Sunday, 11th June 2017 - Sunday, 11th June 2017

Beamish Museum - Sunday School AnniversaryEnjoy a picnic in The Pit Village as we celebrate the Sunday School anniversary. This would have been a big event for the community, when children wearing their finery would have taken part in a service before gathering for a picnic and treat.
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Sunday, 18th June 2017 - Sunday, 18th June 2017

Beamish Museum - Beamish Reliability RunThis 150 mile event is for vintage cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered before 1956. Beginning and finishing at Beamish, the run will follow a 150 mile route around County Durham and North Yorkshire.
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Sunday, 18th June 2017 - Sunday, 18th June 2017

Beamish Museum - Brass at BeamishBeamish is lucky to have some amazing brass band performances across the year which are hugely popular with visitors, from summer concerts in the Town Bandstand to Christmas Carols in the Carriage House as well as rehearsals and performances in newly re-built Hetton Band Hall.
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Saturday, 24th June 2017 - Sunday, 25th June 2017

Beamish Museum - North East Police History SocietyWe are very lucky that once again the North East Police History Society will be putting on a display of items and exhibits at Beamish.
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Saturday, 8th July 2017 - Sunday, 9th July 2017

Beamish Museum - Quoits WeekendBetween twenty and fifty competitors from The Quoits Association will play in the traditional game in The Pit Village here at Beamish on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July.
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Saturday, 19th August 2017 - Sunday, 20th August 2017

Beamish Museum - 100 Years of The Durham County Federation of Women’s InstitutesJoin us to celebrate the centenary of The Durham County Federation of Women’s Institutes here at Beamish. Working with Women’s Institutes from across the County, we will be hosting an exciting day of celebration which will include a grand parade at 2.30pm!
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Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - Sunday, 23rd April 2017

Beamish Museum - Great North Festival of TransportThis hugely popular festival gets bigger and better every year. A must for enthusiasts and fantastic family activities to get involved in! Old King Coal 29th March – 2nd April. Great North Steam Fair 6th – 9th April. Horses at Work - 22nd & 23rd April.
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Saturday, 6th May 2017 - Saturday, 6th May 2017

Saturday, 14th October 2017 - Saturday, 14th October 2017

Saturday, 4th November 2017 - Saturday, 4th November 2017

Beamish Museum - Proggy Mat WorkshopBe inspired by Beamish Museum’s collection of original and unique proggy mats! Make your own proggy mat and take it home, along with your own mat making kit.
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Saturday, 20th May 2017 - Saturday, 20th May 2017

Beamish Museum - Museums at Night Enjoy after-hours Beamish with a fabulous evening of music, entertainment and food.
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Sunday, 6th August 2017 - Sunday, 6th August 2017

Sunday, 13th August 2017 - Sunday, 13th August 2017

Sunday, 20th August 2017 - Sunday, 20th August 2017

Sunday, 27th August 2017 - Sunday, 27th August 2017

Beamish Museum - Cricket Matches Cricket Matches Sundays in August at Beamish Museum.
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Thursday, 6th July 2017 - Sunday, 9th July 2017

Beamish Museum - Festival of 50's Dig out your finest 50's fashion and rock and roll along to this fantastic festival of all things 50's.  Enjoy amazing music, dancing, food, fairground and transport from the decade.
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Saturday, 1st July 2017 - Sunday, 2nd July 2017

Beamish Museum - Wind in Your Sails Join us for the second year of this exciting event with fantastic hands-on activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
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Saturday, 15th July 2017 - Saturday, 15th July 2017

Beamish Museum - Yesterday Belongs 2 YouLocal history groups come together to display their fascinating projects.  A biannual event organised by County Durham Forum for History & Heritage.  
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Saturday, 29th July 2017 - Sunday, 30th July 2017

Beamish Museum - Ferguson Tractor Rally Ferguson Tractor Rally at Beamish Museum.
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Sunday, 24th September 2017 - Sunday, 24th September 2017

Beamish Museum - Classic Car DayOn Sunday 24th September 2017, Beamish is hosting its annual Classic Car Day.  
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Thursday, 14th September 2017 - Sunday, 17th September 2017

Beamish Museum - Agricultural Show Agricultural Show -Enjoy a typical country show from the early 1900's, with livestock, craftsmen and women, agricultural machinery and thrilling demonstrations in the show ring.
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Thursday, 31st August 2017 - Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Beamish Museum - Dig for Victory Dig For Victory - A celebration of the rich rural heritage of North East England. Help the war effort at our 1940's Farm meet Land Girls and Lumberjills, join the Home Guard and enjoy a dance or two with a swing band.
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Saturday, 9th September 2017 - Sunday, 10th September 2017

Beamish Museum - Leek Show Leek Show 9th & 10th Sept Lovely leeks, fantastic flowers and terrific tomatoes - can your produce win a prize?
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Thursday, 31st August 2017 - Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Beamish Museum - Great North Festival of Agriculture Agricultural Show -Enjoy a typical country show from the early 1900's, with livestock, craftsmen and women, agricultural machinery and thrilling demonstrations in the show ring.
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Saturday, 23rd September 2017 - Sunday, 24th September 2017

Beamish Museum - Hands-on-Heritage Skills Have a go at a whole host of traditional skills.
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Saturday, 30th September 2017 - Sunday, 1st October 2017

Beamish Museum - Harvest Festival & Harvest Home Help us to celebrate the safe gathering of the harvest.
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