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Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

From £11.00
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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • gelvisblue
    Skipton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fantastic day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st January 2018
    Fantastic day out and fantastic value. Stepping back in time. All the staff are really helpful and gave us a real insight into the site and it's history. The smells, the sights, the exhibits make... Read full review
  • Natalie N
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th January 2018
    I came to Beamish with school many moons ago and it always stood in my mind as a wonderful day out. Over twenty years later I returned and enjoyed it just as much as when I was a child. The money to... Read full review
  • Amy R
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th January 2018
    Its odd to call this a museum as its not a traditional museum. Its a lovely way to see different eras of history, and to be able to touch things rather than look at them behind a glass cupboard... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking.


  • On-Site café/restaurant

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

Oct 2017-Mar 2018 (30 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Last admission is always 3pm. Allow at least four hours for a summer visit and three hours for a winter visit.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Mondays & Fridays from 8 January to 9 February

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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Sunday, 11th March 2018 - Sunday, 11th March 2018

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Friday, 30th March 2018 - Monday, 2nd April 2018

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Friday, 13th April 2018 - Sunday, 15th April 2018

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Sunday, 6th May 2018 - Monday, 7th May 2018

Beamish Museum - May Day CelebrationsJoin us in The Pit Village on 6th and 7th for a host of May Day activities! Did you know that May Day was one of the biggest annual celebrations in Edwardian times?
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Saturday, 19th May 2018 - Sunday, 20th May 2018

Beamish Museum - Empire and Flag DaysJoin us to celebrate Empire and Flag Weekend during this Spring weekend.
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Thursday, 31st May 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Beamish Museum - Georgian FairEnjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at Pockerley Waggonway from 31st May to 3rd June 2018. Experience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months!
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Sunday, 10th June 2018 - Sunday, 10th June 2018

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Sunday, 17th June 2018 - Sunday, 17th June 2018

Beamish Museum - Beamish Reliability RunThis 150 mile event is for vintage cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered before 1956. Beginning and finishing at Beamish, the run will follow a 150 mile route around County Durham and North Yorkshire.
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Thursday, 8th March 2018 - Sunday, 11th March 2018

Beamish Museum - International Women's DayJoin us at Beamish to celebrate International Women’s Day, on Wednesday, 8th March and across the following weekend (Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th March).
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Saturday, 24th March 2018 - Sunday, 25th March 2018

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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Sunday, 18th February 2018

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Thursday, 12th July 2018 - Sunday, 15th July 2018

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Friday, 26th January 2018 - Friday, 26th January 2018

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