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Beamish Museum

About

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.

A delicious taste of the past is on offer from our latest exhibit, the Bakery, which is getting ready to open its doors. Joseph Herron, Baker and Confectioner, will be officially launched on 12th September in our Edwardian Town.

The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been reconstructed brick-by-brick to give visitors a real sense of history. You'll find a vast collection of objects, photographs and ephemera at the 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 spooky Halloween events and a whole season of Christmas!

Tickets to Beamish are valid for 12 months from your first visit, so you can pay just once and come back for a whole year FREE!

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£17.50 per ticket type
Child 5 - 16£10.00 per ticket type
Family (1 adult & 2 children)£32.00 per ticket type
Family (2 adults & 2 children)£46.00 per ticket type
Senior£13.00 per ticket type
Student£13.00 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Opening Times

Beamish Museum - Winter (31 Oct 2016 - 22 Mar 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday10:0016:00*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*
Beamish Museum - Summer (30 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*

* Winter opening hours: From 2nd January to 17th February 2017, Beamish Museum will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2nd January 2017. Last admission 3pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Related

Thursday, 6th April 2017 - Sunday, 9th April 2017

Great North Steam Fair at Beamish Museum
more info

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVisit England Award for Excellence Visit England Award for Excellence 2012
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2014

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