c Beamish Museum, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham - Steam Heritage
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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 but closed Mon & Fri to 23 Mar 1000-1600. Daily 24 Mar-28 Oct Daily 1000-1700; 29 Oct-5 Apr 2019 Daily 1000-1600; closed Mon & Fri 8 Jan-15 Feb. (Last entry 1500.)

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.
 

Events

Thu 30th Aug - Sun 2nd Sep: Dig for Victory

The event is focused in and around our 1940s Farm and tells the story of life on the Home Front and the vital support role the British countryside played…

Country Fayre / Military / Tractors

Thu 13th - Sun 16th Sep 2018: Agricultural Show

From eagles and vultures to sheep dogs and shearing, join us for a traditional 1900s Agricultural Show.

Country Fayre / Heavy Horses / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 30th Sep 2018: Classic Car Day

Cars dating from the 1920s onwards on display on the events field.

Classic Cars / Industrial

Mon 22nd - Wed 31st Oct 2018: Halloween Evenings at Beamish

Visit website for more information and booking. 6.30pm-9.30pm.

Halloween

Sat 17th Nov - Mon 24th Dec: Christmas at Beamish

Visit website for more information and booking. 10am-4pm

Santa

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