Summer 2021 At Beamish

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.

1900’s Town

• 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

Contact Details:

Address – Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Website –

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.

Admission Costs:

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

Opening Times:

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

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

Oli & Joes, Whickham

Rustica, Stanley

The Shepherd And Shepherdess Inn, Beamish

South Causey Inn, Stanley

Thanks for reading, let me know if you’re planning a day out (or two!) to Beamish Museum this Summer