The safety of visitors, staff and volunteers is Beamish Museum's first priority and the museum continues to have a range of COVID-19 Secure measures in place, in line with industry best practice and guidance from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
To find out more about about exhibits and facilities, including catering and toilets, download a visitor map here.
All visitors will need to pre-book an entry timeslot online in advance of their visit, including Friends of Beamish members and Beamish Unlimited Pass holders. Please read the museum's essential information before booking your visit http://www.beamish.org.uk/faqs-beamish-reopening-covid19-3/.
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.
Beamish Museum for Groups
Beamish Museum offers excellent day admission rates for groups visiting in parties of fifteen or more! Group visits include sdscounted day admission for pre-booked groups of 15 or more, free admission for coach driver and group organiser, free coach parking on hardstanding and coach driver hospitality. To book a group visit to Beamish Museum. To find out more about visiting Beamish, email email@example.com
|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 - Highly Commended 2020
- Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016
- Visit Britain We're Good To Go 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good1335
- James RTrip Type:CouplesThank God the ticket lasts for a year!Friday, 31st December 2021Wow, I'm so pleased that the ticket lasts for an entire year because there is so much to do and see that you'd have to be superman to do it all in an entire day! We'll definitely be back to... Read full review
- 552blainewJarrow, United KingdomStill really goodSunday, 16th January 2022Our first visit to Beamish in what seemed like a lifetime (Approx 5 Years) and we were as impressed as the first time. Plenty to see and do there and love the fact the ticket lasts 12 months... Read full review
- Barry RDurham, United KingdomBeamish Museum is still in lock down, don't go if you haven't already paid.Saturday, 22nd January 2022It is so sad for me to see the demise of what once was a living outdoor museum change into somewhere you can just walk around. If you want to go and it's your first then you should, but I doubt... Read full review
- Access Statement - Please see below
- On-Site café/restaurant
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking.
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs are welcome around Beamish's large open-air grounds but must be kept on a lead at all times - please see www.beamish.org.uk/plan-your-visit/dogs/ for full guidelines on visiting with your dog.
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* See website for full opening details http://www.beamish.org.uk/
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.