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A Taste of Times Gone By

A Taste of Times Gone By

For a real taste of the past, visit award-winning Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, where you can sample traditional recipes like singin’ hinnies, stotties and oat cakes cooked by costumed folk on coal-fired ranges in homes around the site. Visit Herron’s Bakery, the Jubilee Sweetshop or relax in the Sun Inn with a pint of real ale. And when it’s time for lunch, Davy’s Fried Fish Shop is the place to go.

Herron’s Bakery
In the heart of the Edwardian Town at Beamish, visitors can see, smell and taste the past in Herron’s Bakery. Watch dough being kneaded and ready for baking, smell the Empire biscuits being baked and iced and taste the gingerbread made to a secret Beamish recipe.

The Jubilee Sweetshop
For those with a sweet tooth, the Jubilee Sweetshop and Sweet Factory provide temptations galore, with shelves packed with colourful treat-filled jars. See how local favourites such as cinder toffee, black bullets and Tyne mints were made using techniques, recipes and equipment from the 1900s. For those who fancy a more hands-on experience, the Victorian Sweets & Treats Course is not to be missed.

Davy’s Fried Fish & Chip Shop
No picture of pit village life in the north east is complete without a fish and chip shop. In Edwardian times they thrived, drawing in people with a sociable atmosphere full of gossip, popular with women, children and young lads. Named in honour of a local business that ran for 70 years until 2007, Davy’s Fried Fish Shop serves fish and chips fried in coal-fired ranges in real beef dripping - wrapped in newspaper of course!

Beamish Baking Day
There’s nothing like the taste and smell of freshly baked food straight out of the oven, and at Beamish you can spend the day making a range of delicious traditional goodies. Your day will take place in one of the Museum’s period homes, and everything will be made in a coal-fired oven. You’ll get tuition from the period food team who will guide you through all the recipes, giving hints and tips along the way. Get all the course dateshere.

Bread Baking Experience 
Enjoy a relaxing experience and gentle introduction to baking on the Bread Baking Experience at Beamish. This relaxing day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the history of bread making, and you’ll even make your own range of bread, all within the amazing setting of Herron’s Bakery. Learn how to prepare different breads in the traditional manner using different types of flours and techniques, all under the guidance of the Beamish Period Food team. Get all the course dates here.

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    Beamish - The Living Museum of the North
    Beamish
    County Durham
    DH9 0RG

    Tel:

    +44 0191 370 4000
  2. Contact Details:

    Beamish - The Living Museum of the North
    Beamish
    County Durham
    DH9 0RG

    Tel:

    +44 0191 370 4000

Itinerary Distances

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The Jubilee Sweet shop at Beamish (54.88108,-1.65861)Davy's Fried Fish and Chip Potato Restaurant (54.88108,-1.65861)0
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* Approximate distance by road