**Following the government announcement that the North East is in COVID-19 Tier 4 from 31st December 2020, the museum has once again had to close. We’ll be keeping you updated on our social media and website as we continue to follow the government’s COVID-19 restrictions, for latest government advice visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know. **
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 Good1297
- pandtReadingreadingTrip Type:FamilySanta zoom callSunday, 6th December 2020We have just finished a Santa zoom call. It was very well done and Santa engaged with our grandchildren age 7,4,2 and baby. He kept the engagement going well and the preparation meant he had a good... Read full review
- davidlJ5171YSTrip Type:FamilyterribleThursday, 10th December 2020Christmas 2020 Had to buy a family pass in order to book a xmas time slot...fair enough. Santa tickets announced...go on sale 10am Tuesday 8th December. I go on website at 9.30am and refresh and... Read full review
- 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
- 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).
|Season (24 July 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
* 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.