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Beamish Museum

Steam Train
Steam Train
Beamish Tramway
Beamish Tramway
Costumed Demonstrators
Costumed Demonstrators
Agriculture at Beamish
Agriculture at Beamish
The Edwardian Town
The Edwardian Town

Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Beamish Museum

Address

Beamish Nr Stanley Co. Durham DH9 0RG

  • 0191 370 4000
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  • View website

Open days

Daily 1000-1600. (Closed Mon & Fri from 7 Jan-15 Feb). 6 Apr-3 Nov (closes 1700). 4 Nov-27 Mar 2020 1000-1600 (Last entry one hour earlier). (Closed 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan, Mon & Fri 6 Jan-14 Feb 2020.)

Travel

By Rail: Newcastle / 9 miles

Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside. Costumed demonstrators bring to life the Edwardian Town and Pit Village, complete with original drift mine. At Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall, experience firsthand how the Industrial revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been reconstructed brick-by-brick to give visitors a real sense of history.

We have a vast collection of objects, photographs and ephemera at our Regional Resource Centre, which can be accessed by appointment.

Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, from a Georgian Fair to the Great North Steam Fair 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 visits to the Museum. Visit our website for full details.
 

From the Steam Heritage Shop

December 2018

  • Autumn Ploughing
  • True Diversification – stunning new engine canopies
  • Two’s Company – a pair of AEC Mandator
  • Pete’s Engine – a half size Burrell
  • A Dream Come True – building a new Showman's van
  • Little Loco ‘Tom Thumb’ – a very early American railway loco
  • Ferguson Frenzy in Herefordshire

£4.25

September 2018

  • Into The High Peaks
  • Weekend with a Wallis
  • GDSF – archive special
  • Hot in Heddington
  • Highland Dreams
  • The Shetland Bus
  • Commemorating 100 years of the RAF

£4.25

Fred Dibnah’s Age of Steam

Tracking the invention of the steam engine through its development up to the turbines that provide the power for today’s industry. This volume contains…

£8.95

Memories of Steam Rallying

The long lost third part of the Jack Hampshire story.

£7.75

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