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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.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Beamish Museum


Beamish Nr Stanley Co. Durham DH9 0RG

  • 0191 370 4000
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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.)


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

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


Thu 11th - Sun 14th Apr 2019: Great North 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

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Apr 2019: Horses at Work

This fascinating and exciting event showcases some of the most impressive horses and horse-drawn vehicles ever seen at Beamish! See magnificent horses…

Heavy Horses / Industrial / Open Day

Wed 26th - Sun 30th Jun 2019: 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.

Industrial / Open Day

Thu 11th - Sun 14th Jul 2019: Festival of 50s

Be transported back to the days of Teddy boys, Pathé News and petticoats and dig out your 50s finery and rock 'n' roll along to this fabulous…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Industrial / Motorbikes / Open Day

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