Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

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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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult All Year Unlimited Pass / Day T£27.95 per ticket type
Child (5-16) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£17.25 per ticket type
Child under five Year Unlimited Pass / DayFree
Family (1+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£47.50 per ticket type
Family (1+3) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£57.00 per ticket type
Family (2+1) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£61.00 per ticket type
Family (2+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£71.00 per ticket type
Family (2+3) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£78.25 per ticket type
Senior (60+)/Student All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£21.25 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).
Visitors no longer need timeslots to visit the museum, you will just need your Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to come to see us, which can be bought online.
Last admission is one hour before closing time.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Highly Commended North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Highly Commended 2020
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award for Excellence Bronze VisitEngland Award for Excellence Bronze 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021




  • Access Statement - Please see below
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - For information about dogs at Beamish Museum, visit
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Onsite
  • On site parking - Free parking.
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential - Visitors will need to pre-book for 10am, 11am and 12pm timeslots to help us manage the flow of visitors through our Entrance building during our busiest times, but if you are visiting from 1pm onwards, you can just turn up and won’t need to pre-book (last admission is one hour before closing time).
  • Free GTO Inspection Visits
  • Min group size - Beamish Museum offers discounted day admission for pre-booked groups of 15 or more
  • Special group rates - Beamish Museum offers discounted day admission for pre-booked groups of 15 or more

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the museum and entry is free for dogs! If you’re a dog owner visiting Beamish with your four-legged friend: Please keep your dog on a lead and accompany them at all times. Dogs are welcome around our open-air museum’s large grounds. Dogs are usually allowed on transport (lower deck, not on seats, at conductor’s discretion) and in the following buildings and areas (however, there may need to be exceptions during particularly busy times): 1820s Waggonway and Great Shed, The 1900s Colliery Yard, including engine shed and lamp cabin (excluding drift mine), Rowley Station, The Sun Inn pub, Entrance Building. Only assistance dogs are allowed into all other buildings, exhibits and catering areas. Visit our Accessibility page to find out more about access at Beamish Museum. Please don’t leave your dog unattended at any time. We’d also advise against leaving your dog in your car for even a short period of time. Water bowls for dogs are provided around the museum – please let our staff or volunteers know if a refill is needed. Please pick up after your dog. Dog waste bags are available from our Entrance Building, if needed. Dogs aren’t allowed at evening events, e.g. Christmas Evenings, Halloween Evenings. Please note, other animals are not permitted. For more information, visit

Provider Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - Beamish Museum offers discounted day admission for pre-booked groups of 15 or more

Access Information

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Beamish Museum is eight miles from Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles from Durham, and is signposted on the A1(M) J63, A68 and A693.

Postcode for Sat Nav users is DH9 0RG.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway stations are Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle.

Service 28 offers regular buses from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Buses run hourly seven days a week. Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.

Service 29 operates an hourly service between Newcastle, Gateshead, Kibblesworth, Ouston, Beamish, Grange Villa, Pelton Fell and Chester-le-Street, on Monday to Saturday daytimes.

Service 8 runs between Stanley and Sunderland every 30 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Please note, evening and Sunday journeys will operate between Chester-le-Street and Stanley only.

Some journeys may be cancelled at short notice. Go North East aims to provide as much notice as possible with a dedicated page on their website which is updated around 6pm each evening ready for the following day. These updates can be found here



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