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 Good1264
- Beerpig75Harrogate, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyAlways more to find!Thursday, 23rd January 2020We love the place! We are fairly local so have Friends of Beamish tickets - well worth the money and you also get money off on all purchases. There is always something new to discover on each visit... Read full review
- Honest_InspectorUKDurhamSuperb museum idea with poor customer serviceThursday, 23rd January 2020Oh dear, what a day! I took an international school exchange group to Beamish today. All excited to see England in the past as the idea of Beamish is superb and very unique. The museum was rather... Read full review
- BibcayGateshead, United KingdomGreat day outFriday, 24th January 2020Will be back very soon. The friends of Beamish card is value for money. The old car garage is brilliant. Let down by the cafe but it doesn’t demote a star. The sweet shop is absolutely amazing and... 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).
|4th Nov to 27th March 2020 (4 Nov 2019 - 27 Mar 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:00|
|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.