Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

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The Living Museum of the North
County Durham

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


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • 4_Yorkshire_folks
    Barnsley, United Kingdom
    Fantastic family day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th November 2018
    All the family absolutely loved Beamish open air museum. The children found it fascinating as did the adults and really enjoyed riding on the old trams and buses around the park. There is so much to... Read full review
  • Mummy2Abigail
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    First visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th November 2018
    Visited here for the first time. Weather wasn't that good but we managed to see a couple of sections. Couldn't find the 1940 farm even though we followed the signs. Only got to see the 1900 town... Read full review
  • Mike17125
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Back in Time
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th November 2018
    Visiting the area decided to visit the Beamish Museum.A bit expensive at £19 per person although that last a year if you are near and want to re-visit.Took a tram ride into the shops.Was a bit... 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

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

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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