Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in the 1820s,1910s and 1940s .
Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. Costumed folk bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall.
The new Northern General Transport Bus Depot has opened its doors at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, helping to preserve transport heritage and engineering skills, along with the century-old Northern name.
Experience firsthand how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been brought, brick by brick, from around the region and rebuilt to give visitors a real sense of history.
Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, The Great North Festival of Transport, a Georgian Fair, The Great North Festival of Agriculture and much more besides, including a whole season of Christmas!
Tickets to Beamish are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase for an unlimited number of daytime visits to the Museum. Visit our website for full details.
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Visit England VAQAS 2019
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2016
- Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2017 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good1268
- BillyBumBeanNewcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGreat day out back in timeSunday, 15th March 2020My 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_xoBerkshire, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesExciting day out with plenty to see and doTuesday, 17th March 2020We 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
- bondgirl44ddBarnsley, United KingdomLovely day outFriday, 27th March 2020Visited 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
- Access Statement - Please see below
- On-Site café/restaurant
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking.
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs are welcome at Beamish but must be kept on a lead at all times (not allowed into any of the buildings).
|24th March 2020 to 28th October 2020 (24 Mar 2020 - 28 Oct 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 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
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.