Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

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The Living Museum of the North
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 370 4000

Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

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


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
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  • 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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • ShropshirePandA
    Trip Type:
    What a lovely day
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th February 2019
    We arrived about 10.45 from then it just didn't stop, one good time after another, we've been to other 'living museums' but this was like putting them all together and then adding some more. Just... Read full review
  • Badger1948
    Castlebar, Ireland
    Trip Type:
    Just amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    Look, I'm not going to repeat the comments below,, its obvious its an amazing place,, but I have one comment which is negative,, on the day we arrived I initially had the impression we were mugged... Read full review
  • alisonc701
    Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Wonderful day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    Great day, learned loads about local history, mining and the north east. The tram was fun too. Wish I had more space to eat the fish and chips that we found. The traditional pork pie was amazing Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • 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

29th October 2018 to 5th April 2019 (29 Oct 2018 - 5 Apr 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
24th March 2019 to 28th October 2019 (24 Mar 2019 - 28 Oct 2019)
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.

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