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Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

From £11.00
The Living Museum of the North
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG

Tel: +44 0191 370 4000

Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult All Year Unlimited Pass£19.00 per ticket type
Child All Year Unlimited Pass£11.00 per ticket type
Family (1+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£35.50 per ticket type
Family (2+1) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£43.50 per ticket type
Family (2+2) All Year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£49.50 per ticket type
Senior Citizens / Students all year Unlimited Pass / Day Ticket£14.00 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

  • 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    4576
  • Very Good
    1041
  • Average
    230
  • Poor
    86
  • Terrible
    69

Recent Reviews:

  • jetsaver
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A very interesting walk through history
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd February 2018
    This is our third visit to the museum over the last twenty years and it always has plenty to see and enjoy. Since our last visit four years ago they have added new features so despite the high... Read full review
  • aecmorgan
    County Dublin, Ireland
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A fantastic day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd February 2018
    When visiting Newcastle, I took a bus out to the Beamish open air museum as I had read a great deal about it. It was the highlight of my holiday in the North of England. I spent an entire day there... Read full review
  • jon0269
    Cupar, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Outstanding attraction for all the family
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th February 2018
    This large open air museum is comprises several distinct sites all connected by a tram and vintage bus system. One site is set up as in the 1820s, the Pockerley Waggonway, there is a 1900s drift coal... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking.

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

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

10th February 2018 to 23rd March 2018 (10 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
24th March 2018 to 28th October 2018 (24 Mar 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
29th October 2018 to 5th April 2019 (29 Oct 2018 - 5 Apr 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* 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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