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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.


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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Beamish Museum


Beamish Nr Stanley Co. Durham DH9 0RG

  • 0191 370 4000
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Open days

3 Jan-17 Feb Daily, closed Mon & Fri. 18 Feb-5 Apr Daily (1000-1600). 6 Apr-29 Oct Daily 1000-1700; 30 Oct-23 Mar Daily 1000-1600; closed Mon & Fri 8 Jan-9 Feb. (Last entry 1500.) 2017


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.


Sat 24th - Sun 25th Mar 2018: Pedal Power

The whole museum will come alive with wonnderful inventions, contraptions and vehicles, from tricycles and bicycles to dentist drills and sewing machines…

Industrial / Open Day

Thu 5th - Sun 8th Apr 2018: Great War Steam Fair

This fantastic four-day event is set to feature a whole host of road vehicles, engines and trains from the period up to 1918 in spectacular action around…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fire Appliances / Industrial / Military / Motorbikes / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Fri 13th - Sun 15th Apr 2018: Horses at War

An amazing 60 horses, from the cavalry to pack ponies, will be at Beamish Museum this weekend to tell the story of First World War horses. Horses at War…

Heavy Horses / Military

Wed 27th Jun - Sun 1st Jul: Old King Coal

Follow the parade of miners banners through the pit village, take a trip down the mine or sit back and enjoy the sound of the brass bands.


Thu 12th - Sun 15th Jul 2018: Festival of 50s

Dig out your 50s finery and rock and roll along to this fabulous celebration of all things fifties.

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

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

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