Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in the 1820s,1910s and 1940s .
Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. Costumed folk bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall.
Experience firsthand how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been brought, brick by brick, from around the region and rebuilt to give visitors a real sense of history.
Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, The Great North Festival of Transport, a Georgian Fair, The Great North Festival of Agriculture and much more besides, including a whole season of Christmas!
Tickets to Beamish are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase for an unlimited number of daytime visits to the Museum. Visit our website for full details.
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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
- Visit England VAQAS 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good894
- Lynn GTrip Type:FamilyThoroughly enjoyable day out for all the familyMonday, 20th February 2017We arrived as the museum opened, we left as it closed; and we had a fabulous day in between! There is a bit of everything here, whether your interest is mining, farming, transport or just general... Read full review
- Miss_DMMMWashington, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayAlways love visitingSunday, 19th February 2017I never get bored of visiting Beamish! It's much more than a museum, it's getting the chance to experience everything the way it once was. Read full review
- SanandceddyTrip Type:CouplesLovely place to visitSunday, 19th February 2017We had a really enjoyable day here walking round in the sunshine The museum is varied and interesting set over a large area which can be walked or reached by the free buses and trams. It was not... Read full review
- Access Statement - Please see below
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking.
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs are welcome at Beamish but must be kept on a lead at all times (not allowed into any of the buildings).
|18 Feb-5 Apr (18 Feb 2017 - 5 Apr 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
|2017 High Season (6 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Oct 2017-Mar 2018 (30 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018)|
|Tuesday - Thursday||- 16:00|
|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
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.