Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

The Living Museum of the North
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 370 4000

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Image of the 1900s Town Street at Beamish Museum, people waiting to board the tram.

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)




  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • Group Discounts Available
  • Groups: Lunch Catered For - Pre-booked groups only. Dietary requirements can be catered for.
  • Groups: Refreshments Catered For - Refreshments available in a variety of catering outlets around the museum.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point
  • Coach Parking Onsite - Free coach parking on hard standing for up to 30 coaches.

Provider Facilities

  • Groups: Max Group Size - 1000
  • Groups: Min Group Size - 15

Travel & Trade

  • Free/Discounted Entry for Coach Driver - Free admission for coach driver and group travel organiser. Coach drivers receive hospitality voucher to be used in catering outlets or gift shop.
  • Groups: Average Length of Visit - 4 hours in summer, 3 hours in winter.
  • Groups: Booking Essential - Booking not essential but would be advisable.
  • Groups: Concessions for Coach Driver, Group Organiser, Tour Guide or Group Supervisor(s)
  • Groups: Discounts Available

Access Information


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2021
  • 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 EnglandVisitEngland Award for Excellence Bronze VisitEngland Award for Excellence Bronze 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions