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Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

The Town Street at Beamish
The Living Museum of the North
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 370 4000

Fax: +44 0191 370 4001

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Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

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.


  • Visit England Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold 2012

Opening Times

2014 Summer (05/04/2014 - 03/11/2014)
Bank Holiday10:0017:00
2014/15 Winter (04/11/2014 - 04/04/2015)
Bank Holiday10:0016:00
2015 Summer (05/04/2015 - 02/11/2015)

* Low Season: 3 Nov-27 Mar, Tue-Thu (Only the town, pit village and tramway are open), Sat, Sun (The Town, Pit Village, 1940s Farm, Pockerley Old Hall, Pockerley Waggonway, Rowley Station and Tramway are all open), 1000-1600. Closed Monday and Friday during Low Season. Last admission 3pm

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