Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

This multi-award winning museum is unique – objects aren’t locked away in glass cases, this really is hands-on history.

Explore the 350-acre site and meet friendly costumed folk who’ll share their stories with you. Ride on a steam train, catch a lesson in the village school, go underground at a real coal mine, sample the tasty treats in Herron’s bakery and the sweetshop – history comes to life at Beamish.

Throughout the year there are fantastic festivals, exciting events and historic happenings to enjoy – and all at no extra charge. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Fair, rock and roll along to the Festival of 50s or join in the holiday activities at Summer of Fun.

With a Beamish Unlimited Pass you can come back time and time again, free of charge for a whole year, including our daytime events. Make a day of it – explore the whole museum and discover new sights and sounds each time you come.  Or pop in for an hour or two – enjoy a stroll around our beautiful site and visit your favourite exhibits.

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