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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 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    4398
  • Very Good
    1002
  • Average
    215
  • Poor
    79
  • Terrible
    58

Recent Reviews:

  • Angela S
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Very good attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd September 2017
    My family and I often purchase the 'Friends of Beamish' season tickets so we can visit as often as we want, which means if we can't get around to all of the places in one visit we can come back to... Read full review
  • bsg1959
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Top of the class
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd September 2017
    This museum is the one all open air living history museums should judge themselves by. If they can measure up to the array of exhibits on show here they will be a success. The staff are... Read full review
  • Mark B
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    brilliant day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd September 2017
    First time visiting Beamish will certainly go back we were there all day and still did not see everything there is so much to do and see going down the mine is a must but watch your head !!! Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking.

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

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

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
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 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

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, 5th April 2018 - Sunday, 8th April 2018

Beamish Museum - Great War Steam FairAll fired up for Beamish Great War Steam Fair! Join us for our annual (and famous) steam fair, with a First World War focus, the Great War Steam Fair promises to be a fascinating event. This fantastic four-day event is set to feature a whole host of road vehicles, engines and trains from the...
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Sunday, 11th March 2018 - Sunday, 11th March 2018

Beamish - Mothering SundayDon’t forget! Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 11th March, and what better way to show your mum you care than by bringing her to Beamish? We will be telling the story of Mothering Sunday around the museum, did you know that the celebration of motherhood is recorded from mid 17th century? Discover the...
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Friday, 30th March 2018 - Monday, 2nd April 2018

Beamish Museum - Easter Fun at BeamishEnjoy a cracking day out at Beamish this Easter with lots of egg-citing activities happening at the museum.
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Friday, 13th April 2018 - Sunday, 15th April 2018

Beamish Museum - Horses at WarCall the cavalry… Horses at War at Beamish Museum. An amazing 60 horses, from the cavalry to pack ponies, will be at Beamish Museum this weekend to tell the story of First World War horses.
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Sunday, 6th May 2018 - Monday, 7th May 2018

Beamish Museum - May Day CelebrationsJoin us in The Pit Village on 6th and 7th for a host of May Day activities! Did you know that May Day was one of the biggest annual celebrations in Edwardian times?
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Saturday, 19th May 2018 - Sunday, 20th May 2018

Beamish Museum - Empire and Flag DaysJoin us to celebrate Empire and Flag Weekend during this Spring weekend.
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Thursday, 31st May 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Beamish Museum - Georgian FairEnjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at Pockerley Waggonway from 31st May to 3rd June 2018. Experience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months!
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Sunday, 10th June 2018 - Sunday, 10th June 2018

Beamish Museum - Sunday School AnniversaryJoin The Pit Village folk as they celebrate their Sunday School Anniversary, 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, 17th June 2018 - Sunday, 17th June 2018

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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Thursday, 8th March 2018 - Sunday, 11th March 2018

Beamish Museum - International Women's DayJoin us at Beamish to celebrate International Women’s Day, on Wednesday, 8th March and across the following weekend (Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th March).
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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, 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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Thursday, 19th October 2017 - Thursday, 19th October 2017

Saturday, 11th November 2017 - Saturday, 11th November 2017

Beamish Museum - Beamish Cog Railway Operating DayEnjoy a trip along the Beamish Cog Railway - the world's first 7 1/4" gauge rack railway set within the grounds of the museum.  The Railway has two rides on offer to passengers – start your journey at the Regional Resource Centre. Small charge applies.  
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Saturday, 7th October 2017 - Saturday, 7th October 2017

Beamish Museum: Super Splash Hero Family Fun DayBecome a Super Splash Hero at Northumbrian Water's family fun day. Come and see the Super Splash Hero Pantomime, learn how to save water, create your own mini garden and take away some free water saving garden products.
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Saturday, 24th March 2018 - Sunday, 25th March 2018

Beamish Museum - Pedal PowerJoin us for our brand new event – Pedal Power! The whole museum will come alive with amazing inventions, contraptions and vehicles – all powered by pedal power!
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