Beamish - The Living Museum of the North - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

Tel: +44 0191 370 4000

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The 1900s Town Street at Beamish Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult All Year Unlimited Pass£19.50 per ticket type
Child All Year Unlimited Pass£11.50 per ticket type
Family (1+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£36.50 per ticket type
Family (2+1) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£44.50 per ticket type
Family (2+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£51.00 per ticket type
Senior Citizens / Students all year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£14.50 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).

Special evening events, such as Halloween and Christmas Evenings are ticket only (separate charge applies) and must be booked in advance. Book online at www.beamish.org.uk

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2019
  • 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
  • Visit EnglandVisit England Award for Excellence Bronze Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2017 North East Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2017 2018

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    5865
  • Very Good
    1268
  • Average
    310
  • Poor
    114
  • Terrible
    90

Recent Reviews:

  • BillyBumBean
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out back in time
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th March 2020
    My last visit here was around thirty years ago on a school trip and I cant remember much of it. Now it in its fiftieth year I finally got to go back. My son was desperate to see a tram and it didnt... Read full review
  • Nettie_xo
    Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Exciting day out with plenty to see and do
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th March 2020
    We was staying in Durham and noticed this placed called Beamish to try out, upon arrival it looked like an average museum type venue - however once through the main entrance you’re greeted with a... Read full review
  • bondgirl44dd
    Barnsley, United Kingdom
    Lovely day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 27th March 2020
    Visited here on its last day of opening due to Covid 19. Very quiet, which was great for us,however felt for the staff who despite continuing with a smile on their face, faced an uncertain few... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking.

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs are welcome at Beamish but must be kept on a lead at all times (not allowed into any of the buildings).

Access Information

Opening Times

24th March 2020 to 28th October 2020 (24 Mar 2020 - 28 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Last admission is always 3pm. Allow at least four hours for a summer visit and three hours for a winter visit.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). Signposted from the A1(M) jct 63. Travel along A693 for 4 miles towards Stanley picking up signs for Beamish Museum. Postcode for Sat Nav users is DH9 0RG.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway stations are Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle. Waggonway service 28/28A offers regular buses from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Buses run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes and hourly in the evening and on Sundays. Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.Service 128 provides a direct link with Durham City Centre. Buses run hourly on Saturdays throughout the summer season from 5 April to 2 November 2014. The 128 offers convenient connections with trains at Durham railway station and with other bus services at Durham bus station.Lime service 8 runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday from Sunderland Interchange, via Washington, Chester-le-Street and Stanley.

Highlights...

Friday, 15th May 2020 - Sunday, 17th May 2020

Georgian Fair - Beamish MuseumEnjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at 1820s Pockerley Waggonway from 15th to 17th May 2020. Roll up, roll up for our Georgian Fair! This amazing country fair will amaze and astound visitors of all ages, with everything from Georgian dress up to barrel rolling! Gather round as…
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Thursday, 3rd September 2020 - Sunday, 6th September 2020

Saturday, 12th September 2020 - Sunday, 13th September 2020

Thursday, 17th September 2020 - Sunday, 20th September 2020

Great North Festival of Agriculture - Beamish MuseumThe Great North Festival of Agriculture is a month-long celebration of the region’s rural heritage. Featuring everything from vehicles and vegetables to harvest celebrations and heritage skills, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all the family.
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Saturday, 25th April 2020 - Sunday, 26th April 2020

Horses at Work - Beamish Museum - CANCELLEDHorses, homecoming and hours of fun to be had… enjoy an equine extravaganza during Horses at Work! See horses in action around the museum, including pit ponies, elegant carriage horses and heavy horses. Watch stunning displays, meet the pit ponies and take part in a number of fun, family…
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Saturday, 9th May 2020 - Sunday, 10th May 2020

Flag Weekend - Beamish MuseumFlag Days were held by organisations during the First World War to raise money for causes including soldiers on the front line, prisoners of war and support for disabled servicemen. Whilst we will not be raising money for charity, we will be recognising the important contribution young people made…
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Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

North East Police History Society: Beamish MuseumWe are very lucky that once again the North East Police History Society will be putting on a display of items and exhibits at Beamish. Visit the North East Police History Society exhibition and learn about policing in the past.
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Saturday, 4th July 2020 - Sunday, 5th July 2020

Beamish Museum - Quoits WeekendQuoits is a sporting event, which is similar to the game hoopla, has been associated with mining communities for many years. Quoits has been described as a developed form of horseshoe pitching and the name originates from Ancient Greece. Similar to the Greek discus, Quoits was brought to Britain…
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Thursday, 23rd April 2020 - Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Tuesday, 12th May 2020 - Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Thursday, 21st May 2020 - Thursday, 21st May 2020

Beamish Museum - Have a go at BlacksmithingA fantastic opportunity to have a go at the ultimate hands on experience of blacksmithing!
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Weddings at Beamish MuseumWeddings at Beamish Museum, BeamishBeamish Museum has a number of exceptional venues which are licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies. Ranging from the beautiful, Georgian Pockerley Old Hall and gardens to the Bank Board Room overlooking the award-winning Town and Hetton Silver Band Hall in The Pit Village, these are perfect for…

Saturday, 18th April 2020 - Sunday, 19th April 2020

Beamish Museum: Meccano ExhibitionMeccano Exhibition- Beamish MuseumSee the wonderful creations of The North East Meccano Society at the Meccano Exhibition. For more than 100 years, Meccano has inspired people of all ages to bring their ideas and imagination to life. Devised by Frank Hornby (who was also responsible for Hornby Dublo trains and Dinky toys) to…
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Sunday, 5th April 2020 - Monday, 13th April 2020

Easter Celebrations at Beamish - CANCELLEDEnjoy a cracking day out at Beamish this Easter with lots of egg-citing activities happening at the museum.
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Saturday, 2nd May 2020 - Sunday, 3rd May 2020

May Day Celebrations at Beamish! CANCELLEDJoin us on 2nd and 3rd May for a host of May Day activities! Did you know that May Day was one of the biggest annual celebrations in Edwardian times? There will be music, Maypole dancing and much more!
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Saturday, 25th April 2020 - Sunday, 26th April 2020

Beamish Great North Steam FairBeamish Museum Great North Festival of Transport: Great North Steam Fair - CANCELLEDJoin us as our annual Great North Steam Fair returns from  2nd to 5 April – part of the amazing Great North Festival of Transport! An amazing collection of steam locomotives, motor vehicles and road steam vehicles will converge on Beamish Museum for the annual Great North Steam Fair.
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Saturday, 20th June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

Morris Car RallyBeamish Museum: Morris Car RallyOur annual Morris Car Rally has something for everyone – enjoy the experience of viewing the magnificent collection of cars and watch as the streets of Beamish come to life with the sights and sounds of these stunning vehicles. The collection of Morris cars represents some of the finest motoring…
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Sunday, 14th June 2020 - Sunday, 14th June 2020

Brass at BeamishBrass at Beamish.
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Sunday, 21st June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

Beamish Museum: Reliability RunStart your engines! This run sees cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered before 1956 following a 150-mile route around County Durham and North Yorkshire, beginning and ending at Beamish Museum. 
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Wednesday, 1st July 2020 - Sunday, 5th July 2020

Crank It Up! Beamish MuseumThis ingenious event creatively explores science, technology, engineerng and maths (STEM), with plenty of activities to try! 
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Thursday, 9th July 2020 - Sunday, 12th July 2020

Festival of 50's: Beamish MuseumStep back in time and experience all things 1950's at our fabulous Festival of 50s event! 
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Saturday, 18th July 2020 - Monday, 31st August 2020

summer of funSummer of Fun: Beamish MuseumSummer of Fun at Beamish Museum. 
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Friday, 22nd May 2020 - Friday, 22nd May 2020

Friday, 12th June 2020 - Friday, 12th June 2020

Friday, 9th October 2020 - Friday, 9th October 2020

Beamish Museum - 1940's Wartime CookerySpend an evening experiencing 1940s Wartime Cookery at The 1940s Farm kitchen, cooking for the war effort on our coal fired range! Join members of our knowledgeable Food Team for an evening of cooking where you will learn all about rationing and how important the kitchen was to the war effort. You…
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Saturday, 6th June 2020 - Saturday, 6th June 2020

Sunday, 14th June 2020 - Sunday, 14th June 2020

Saturday, 4th July 2020 - Saturday, 4th July 2020

Sunday, 13th September 2020 - Sunday, 13th September 2020

Sunday, 18th October 2020 - Sunday, 18th October 2020

Saturday, 7th November 2020 - Saturday, 7th November 2020

Beamish Museum - Have a go at Candle MakingJoin a member of our staff at Pockerley Old Hall and make candles and rush lights in an 1820s home. Learn who had what lighting and why (and why you might be breaking the law!). Spend time at Pockerley Old Hall in this unique experience making real period candles and rush lights.
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Sunday, 5th April 2020 - Monday, 13th April 2020

Easter Fun at Beamish!Enjoy a cracking good time as we have an egg-cellent Easter to remember!
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Friday, 8th May 2020 - Sunday, 10th May 2020

Victory in Europe Day Celebrations at BeamishFrom Friday, 8th to Sunday, 10th May, join in with activities at our 1940s Farm as we mark the 75th anniversary of  VE Day.
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Sunday, 31st May 2020 - Sunday, 31st May 2020

A Day out at Wembley in 1954: Beamish MuseumJoin us as we step back in time to 1954 for this special event, hosted in partnership with the Durham Amateur Football Trust!
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Sunday, 7th June 2020 - Sunday, 7th June 2020

Sunday School Anniversary at BeamishThe 1900s Pit Village folk will be celebrating their Sunday School Anniversary on Sunday, 7th June!
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Sunday, 21st June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

beamish reliability runBeamish Reliability RunJoin us on Sunday, 21st June 2019 for the 50th Beamish Reliability Run, a 150-mile run through Durham and North Yorkshire beginning and ending at Beamish.
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