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 Good916
- rikncazLancashireTrip Type:Friends getawayGreat day outWednesday, 24th May 2017Had a fab time at the museum. It takes a full day to see everything. Very informative and well presented. The staff are lovely and very well informed. Would highly recommend a visit. Read full review
- martha bCastle Douglas, United KingdomHistorical living exhibitionWednesday, 24th May 2017Spent a lovely day here - on the tram and bus, down the pit, at the farm, in the village, eating fish 'n chips and ice-cream. Very good day for folk of all ages. Everyone very friendly and happy to... Read full review
- icegirlukDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayFun,educational for all the familyWednesday, 24th May 2017Visited about a year ago with friends from abroad. Great day despite the weather!! Learned lots of interesting things and rode on vintage transport. There is a mini farm with animals and antique... Read full review
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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).
|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)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 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, New Year’s Day, Mondays & Fridays from 8 January to 9 February
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.