Beamish Museum

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
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Part Disabled Access

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Full Description

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.
 

Contact & Location

Operator:Beamish Museum
Address:Beamish
Nr Stanley
Durham DH9 0RG
Contacts: 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.)
By Rail: Newcastle / 9 miles

Upcoming Events

31 Aug-01 Oct 2017 Great North Festival of Agriculture

It is a month long celebration of the region’s rural heritage. Featuring everything from vehicles…

31 Aug-03 Sep 2017 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…

14 Sep-17 Sep 2017 Agricultural Show

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

24 Sep- Classic Car Day

Enjoy around 300 vehicles on display dating from the 1920s onwards by the North East Club for Pre-War…

07 Oct-08 Oct 2017 Power From the Past

Focusing on steam and road transport around the museum.

This entry was last updated on 3rd February 2017