Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

From £11.50
The Living Museum of the North
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 370 4000

The 1900s Town Street at Beamish Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket 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


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2019
  • 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 Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • John M
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fantastic museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th July 2019
    We like museums, especially living museums with staff in period dress and we were not disappointed. Beamish Museum is a real gem. The exhibits are beautifully presented and the staff so knowledgeable... Read full review
  • P3414YAmikeb
    United Kingdom
    Fantastic day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th July 2019
    A day isn't long enough to get the full benefit from all the exhibits. The staff are engaging and informative and even though the site is huge even someone of limited mobility can get around on a... Read full review
  • Bee B
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Museum for all ages
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th July 2019
    Beamish is unique - this was a hands-on experience of history. A good chance to get an insight of the North East in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. There are the different areas, with buses and trams of... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking.

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

24th March 2019 to 28th October 2019 (24 Mar 2019 - 28 Oct 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
29th October 2018 to 5th April 2020 (29 Oct 2019 - 5 Apr 2020)
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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