We have reopened our outdoor areas only, under Step 2 of the government’s COVID-19 roadmap. 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. Under Step 2 we cannot yet open our indoor attractions and exhibits, or run our transport (except our wheelchair accessible bus which will run on an on-call basis).
Please read our essential information before booking your visit - http://www.beamish.org.uk/faqs-beamish-reopening-covid19/.
The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our number one priority and we have COVID-19 Secure measures in place across the museum.
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 - 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
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good1298
- LynneBaz97Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyBrilliantWednesday, 16th December 2020We were among the lucky ones that obtained tickets for our grandsons to see Santa and we were not disappointed. The museum are dealing with very difficult conditions and restrictions due to covid and... Read full review
- heathercB2581GJOnline order a real treat.Thursday, 25th February 2021I have spent many happy hours going around Beamish museum with my daughters and grandchildren in the last couple of years and was so disappointed when we weren't able to go there due to the corona... Read full review
- alfi3lAMAZING!Monday, 8th March 2021The most fun me and my family have had in a long time. Great atmosphere as well as staff. The streets are amazing and so are all of the little treasures that you can find in Beamish Museum. wonderful... 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).
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* See website for full opening details http://www.beamish.org.uk/
The Museum is to re-open 23 July
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.