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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

Take a tram ride back in time to experience the unforgettable sights,sounds and delicious tastes as the past come to life at this unique open air museum.

Discover fascinating stories and meet costumed folk from the past as you explore Beamish. Meet the Home Guard and Land Girls at The 1940s Farm.  Stroll through The Town and pop into the Co-op, visit the dentist and music teacher, and sample the delicious treats in the Jubilee Sweetshop.  Go underground in a real drift mine in The Colliery Yard, and see how pitmen and their families lived in The Pit Village.  Discover Pockerley Old Hall, set in the early 1800s, and take a ride on a steam train through the Georgian landscape.

Please visit the Beamish website here for more information (external site, opens in new window)

Who to contact

0191 370 4000

Where to go

Beamish Museum
County Durham
County Durham

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! Daytime events are included in the admission charge to Beamish and Unlimited Passes are valid for daytime events.

Beamish is 8 miles south west of Newcastle and 4 miles from A1(M) J63.  Free onsite car and coach parking is available.  Regular service buses run from Newcastle via Gateshead into the museum car park and discounted admission is offered to users of public transport - visit for more information.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open all year, summer 10am to 5pm, winter (Nov to march) 10am to 4pm.
Session Information
Summer Season (April through October) every day from 10am to 5pm. Last admission 3 pm.
Winter Season (November to March) every day 10am - 4pm. Last admissions 3 pm.

Other Details


Adult £18.50; senior/student £13.50; child (5 to 16 years) £10.50. Family (2+2) £48.50, Family (2+1) £42.50, Family (1+2) £34.50. All tickets are valid for 12 months for unlimited free daytime visits. Under 5s are admitted free of charge.


Referral required?
Referral Details

Free admission is available for carers or assistants of disabled visitors.

Other notes

Accessible toilets are available in most areas of the museum.

Accessible catering is available in the Tearooms in The Town, Davy's Fried Fish Shop and the Sinkers' Bait Cabin in The Pit Village, The British Kitchen at The 1940s Farm. The Coffee Shop in the Entrance.

Free wheelchair loan is available, booking recommended via 0191 370 4000.

Last updated: 05/09/2016
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