Find out what’s happening this Summer at Beamish; the world famous open air museum which tells the story of life in North East England from 1820 onwards.
First Things First, About Beamish
Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside, where you can experience a real sense of the past and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.
Areas Of Beamish:
• 1820’s Pockerley
• 1900’s Town
• 1900’s Colliery & Pit Village
• 1940’s Farm
Getting Around Beamish:
Beamish has an amazing collection of working vehicles from through the decades ready to transport you around the museum. Although the Tramway remains closed for now, the 1950’s buses are operating. Beamish is also running its Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle every day that the museum is open.
Food Options Inside Beamish:
Although the sit down cafes (located at the main entrance, on the 1940’s farm and next to Redman Park) are currently closed, there are still a few places to grab a bite to eat within the museum.
• Herrons Bakery
• Jubilee Confectionery
• Sun Inn Pub
1900’s Colliery & Pit Village
• Davey’s Fish & Chip Shop
• Sinkers Bait Cabin
Future Plans For Beamish:
Remaking Beamish is the biggest development in Beamish’s history. The exciting project includes over 25 new exhibits and attractions and is bringing a new era to the museum in the form of a 1950s Town and 1950s farm. Read all about it here https://www.beamish.org.uk/remaking/about-remaking-beamish/
Address – Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG
Website – https://www.beamish.org.uk
Planning Your Visit
ALL visitors, including Friends of Beamish members and Beamish Unlimited Pass holders, MUST pre-book an entry timeslot online in advance of your visit.
One major bonus about Beamish is you pay once for entry and can visit again, as many times as you like, over the next 12 months for free.
Adult – £19.50
Senior / Student – £14.50
Child – £11.50
The museum is open 10am-5pm daily.
Getting To Beamish Via Public Transport:
Waggonway Service 28/28A offers regular buses from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street, the service stops at Beamish’s Main Gate.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the museum. There are a few rules and guidelines for dog owners which can be found here https://www.beamish.org.uk/plan-your-visit/dogs/
What’s On This Summer
Beamish have a range of activities planned for every day of the Summer Holidays starting from 17th July 2021.
Mondays – join in with Georgian games at Pockerley Old Hall
Tuesdays – enjoy a spot of croquet in The 1900’s Town park
Wednesdays – get creative with chalk drawing in The 1900’s Pit Village school yard
Thursdays – have a go at adventurous play by the 1950’s Welfare Hall
Fridays – head to the 1950s welfare hall for ice cream making
Saturdays & Sundays – den building will take place by Hetton Silver Band Hall in The 1900’s Pit Village
Other activities include
• The Teddy Bear Trail
Follow the paw prints on the map to find all 16 teddy bears hidden within the museum
• The Flower Trail
There are 20 colourful flowers blooming in the windows around Beamish, watch out for them as you travel around the museum
• 100 Things To See & Do At Beamish
How many visits will it take to complete the bumper to do list?
Plenty of activities for people of all ages to enjoy over the Summer
Family Friendly Pubs & Restaurants Close To Beamish
If you fancy a sit down meal after your day at Beamish, we recommend these
Black Horse, Beamish https://www.blackhorsebeamish.co.uk/fooddrink.html
Oli & Joes, Whickham https://oli-joes.com/locations/whickham
Rustica, Stanley https://www.rusticaitalian.co.uk/stanley/
The Shepherd And Shepherdess Inn, Beamish https://www.shepherdbeamish.co.uk
South Causey Inn, Stanley https://www.southcausey.co.uk
Thanks for reading, let me know if you’re planning a day out (or two!) to Beamish Museum this Summer