Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum This is the place to keep updated on all things Beamish, the multi award-winning Living Museum of the North tells the story of the people of North East England in the 1820s, 1910s, 1940s and 1950s. Dogs welcome!
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A pleasant evening at The 1940s Farm 😍🌄
10/06/2020

A pleasant evening at The 1940s Farm 😍🌄

Missing Beamish? Like Royle Family? Make sure you tune into Gold at 8pm tonight for Ricky and Ralf’s Very Northern Road ...
01/06/2020

Missing Beamish? Like Royle Family? Make sure you tune into Gold at 8pm tonight for Ricky and Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip! Back in November Ricky and Ralf stepped back in time, put on their flat caps and waistcoats, and joined us at Beamish.

Here’s a few photos from behind the scenes!

Hello from Chris and Pico in our 1900s Town street 🌞👋🐴
29/05/2020

Hello from Chris and Pico in our 1900s Town street 🌞👋🐴

Smile Weezer! 📸
25/05/2020

Smile Weezer! 📸

24/05/2020
Singalong Sunday - Jowl, Jowl

Do you know what a jowl and a marra are? Find out in today's Singalong Sunday with Bill from our Learning team!

We'd love to see your videos of you having a singalong at home!

A few views from around Beamish taken by our onsite team 📸
23/05/2020

A few views from around Beamish taken by our onsite team 📸

22/05/2020
Beamish Hairstyles... 1950s French Pleat

1950s Friday! Fancy trying a Beamish hairstyle at home? Kirsty from our Costume Team takes us through how to do a 1950s French Pleat hairstyle.

*Filmed prior to social distancing rules.

What’s This Wednesday! Do you know what this is and where in the museum it can be found? 🤔We’ll give the answer later on...
20/05/2020

What’s This Wednesday! Do you know what this is and where in the museum it can be found? 🤔

We’ll give the answer later on today….

19/05/2020
Tram 31 Timelapse

Ding, ding... hold on tight please! We're going on a tram ride today!

18/05/2020
International Museum Day 2020

Happy International Museum Day! To celebrate we've put together a few of our video clips from around the museum... what would you include in your Beamish visit video? #IMD2020

15/05/2020
Beamish hairstyles... 1950s chignon

How are those lockdown locks looking? Fancy trying a Beamish hairstyle at home? Kirsty from our Costume Team takes us through how to do a 1950s chignon hairstyle. Send us a photo if you give it a go!

*Filmed prior to social distancing rules.

14/05/2020
Museum Week

To celebrate #MuseumWeek, we wanted to share some of our Beamish memories. We'd love to hear about your favourite museum moments! #MuseumMomentsMW

13/05/2020
Joseph Herron's Bakery :: The Super Human Kneader

Our 'What's This Wednesday' is the "Super Human" Dough Kneader in Joseph Herron's Bakery. Did you guess correctly?

Take a look at it in action 👇

Take a look at the Super Human Kneader, a fascinating piece of machinery situated within Herron's Bakery - officially opening 12th September 2013.

What's This Wednesday! Do you know what this is and where you'll find it at Beamish? If you do, comment below 👇We'll rev...
13/05/2020

What's This Wednesday! Do you know what this is and where you'll find it at Beamish? If you do, comment below 👇

We'll reveal all very soon!

For #InternationalNursesDay2020 we've delved into our photo archive and found these lovely photos.We'd like to say a big...
12/05/2020

For #InternationalNursesDay2020 we've delved into our photo archive and found these lovely photos.

We'd like to say a big thank you to all of our nurses, NHS staff and key workers for all of their hard work during this difficult time.

11/05/2020
Pockerley Old Hall

Enjoy this (virtual) minute in the garden of Pockerley Old Hall, listening to the birds singing.

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day today, we wanted to share some VE Day photos from our archive. If you’re marking the V...
08/05/2020

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day today, we wanted to share some VE Day photos from our archive. If you’re marking the VE Day anniversary at home we’d love to see your pictures. #VEDay75

Ahead of the VE Day 75th anniversary tomorrow, here are some of our 1940s Farm recipes.We’ve got uncooked chocolate cake...
07/05/2020

Ahead of the VE Day 75th anniversary tomorrow, here are some of our 1940s Farm recipes.

We’ve got uncooked chocolate cake, mock crab, evaporated milk cake, honey biscuits and carrot lollies - there were lots of creative recipes and “mock” dishes with imitations of ingredients that weren’t available.

Ruby keeping a lookout over the museum 😍
06/05/2020

Ruby keeping a lookout over the museum 😍

04/05/2020
Star Wars Day

#MayThe4thBeWithYou Throwback to #StarWarsDay from a couple of years ago, the tram bell tune may sound familiar…

30/04/2020
Neils and Pico

Our video of horses Neils and Pico’s trip around Beamish was so popular that people asked to see more.
Here, Chris Thompson, our Keeper of Animals and Land Engagement - who is one of the team looking after the museum - shows us how he gets them ready to head off around the museum. #MuseumFromHome

Our fantastic visitors are missing Beamish so much they’ve been recreating the museum at home!From Davy’s fish and chips...
30/04/2020

Our fantastic visitors are missing Beamish so much they’ve been recreating the museum at home!
From Davy’s fish and chips and Beamish-style outfits to 1940s Farm carrot lollies and a Beamish from building blocks, these are amazing! 😍 Thanks so much…keep sending us your Beamish photos 🌈 #MuseumFromHome

Good afternoon from Mick and Lion! 🐴🐴
29/04/2020

Good afternoon from Mick and Lion! 🐴🐴

From steam engines and trams to buses and restoration work, discover more about Beamish transport on our Transport Blog....
28/04/2020

From steam engines and trams to buses and restoration work, discover more about Beamish transport on our Transport Blog.
Find out about Seaham Harbour Dock Company No.17 – one of the two coffee-pot locomotives at the museum. It worked in Seaham with No.18, which we have restored to steam. No.17 ran there for 89 years and No.18 for 92 years! http://beamishtransportonline.co.uk/2020/04/shdc-no-17-a-history-and-review/ #MuseumFromHome

Beautiful rainbow over Beamish last night 🌈
27/04/2020

Beautiful rainbow over Beamish last night 🌈

Beamish views....some updates from our team looking after the museum☀️🌈
26/04/2020

Beamish views....some updates from our team looking after the museum☀️🌈

We’re honoured to be Highly Commended in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the North East England Tou...
23/04/2020

We’re honoured to be Highly Commended in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the North East England Tourism Awards announced today!
Huge congratulations to winner Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and all award winners and finalists. We are incredibly proud to be part of this amazing region.❤️

#WhatIsItWednesday Challenge - can you guess what this object is and where it’s usually found in the museum? We’ll give ...
22/04/2020

#WhatIsItWednesday Challenge - can you guess what this object is and where it’s usually found in the museum? We’ll give you the answer later on today.

Views across the Georgian landscape from our team looking after the museum...
19/04/2020

Views across the Georgian landscape from our team looking after the museum...

Hello to ewe all...😍🌈
18/04/2020

Hello to ewe all...😍🌈

Delightful daffodils...can you spot where in the museum this photo was taken?
16/04/2020

Delightful daffodils...can you spot where in the museum this photo was taken?

Address

Beamish, County Durham, County Durham
Stanley
DH9 0RG

The Waggonway (No. 28/28A) sees regular buses running from Eldon Square bus station in Newcastle City Centre - via Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. During Monday to Saturday daytime the service provides a bus every 30 minutes between Newcastle and Chester le Street. During the evening and all day Sunday service 28 provides an hourly service. Service buses run regularly from Newcastle (Eldon Square) to the Museum Entrance Gates (five minutes walk to the Entrance Building). From Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre - No. 28/28A via Gateshead, Low Fell, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Those travelling from other local towns and cities are able to reach Beamish by connecting at Chester-le-Street. Weekends: Go North East’s service B1 between Durham and Beamish will run every Saturday and Sunday between 27 March and 31 October to tie in with Museum opening times. The bus will run hourly in the mornings and afternoons when travel to the museum is likely to be busiest, the service with a less frequent service during the rest of the day. For detailed timetable information, please click here to visit Traveline North East. http://www.traveline.org.uk/index.htm

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Beamish - an incredible experience through time!

Beamish brings history to life. Be immersed in this multi-award winning museum as you try delicious, freshly-made bread in the Edwardian bakery, take a trip down a real coal mine, hope aboard a tram, and discover what life was like on the Home Front during the Second World War. Say hello to the pit ponies in the stables, admire unforgettable Georgian views, and have your portrait taken in the Edwardian photographers’ studio.

Set in 350 acres, there’s something for everyone at Beamish, in County Durham. Costumed folk are ready to share their stores, these’s so much to discover.

Our year-long events and festivals programme ensures there’s always something new to see and do, and the Beamish Unlimited Pass means you can come back free time and time again at no extra cost.

To find out more, please visit www.beamish.org.uk

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The spotties are looking forward to returning when you reopen 😊
I know this is a real long shot especially given the current situation but.... in dec 2018 we brought my daughter to see Santa for the first time. She wasn't too happy about Santa but she adored the present, a small brown bear with a large yellow tag. Just before lockdown she lost it and has asked for it every night since. I would just buy another one if I knew where I could. I'm wondering if anyone knows what the toy company was called I can see an "A" and a "T" on the tag and feel like the second word is toys, if anyone could help me you would make my little girl very happy
always a nice sight - you know your in for a grand day out
A few of my favourite photos of visit to beamish with my wife
Rowley Station in busier times.
Hello there beamish. I purchased a voucher for my dads 60th birthday back in November which we had planned to use over the Easter holidays. Obviously now that’s not going to happen. From my understanding the gift voucher is only valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Would this be extended given the circumstances? Kind regards
Aspire Ladies celebrating International Women's Day as Suffragette's , what an absolutely brilliant day.
Enjoyed our day in Beamish...all of the staff were very helpful...
Just asking for those who renewed there pass before closure what will happen for the time lost
old photo