Beamish is a world famous open air museum which tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

Experience amazing sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes as the past comes to life at Beamish. This multi-award winning museum is unique – objects aren’t locked away in glass cases, this really is hands-on history.

Ride a steam train through the Georgian landscape, explore the beautiful terraced gardens of Pockerley Old Hall and visit the museum’s newest attraction – Joe the Quilter’s cottage. Stroll down the cobbled street, treat yourself to delicious bread and cakes at Herron’s Bakery and find out who lives in Ravensworth Terrace in The 1900s Town.

Learn your times tables in the school, meet the pit ponies and call into the cottages to see how miners and their families lived in The 1900s Pit Village. Take a trip underground with a guided tour of our drift mine. Experience life on the Home Front during the Second World War at The 1940s Farm.

With the Beamish Unlimited Pass you can pay just once and visit for a whole year for free. Please check the Beamish website for information about the activities and events on offer.

When is it on?

Time of day

Who to contact

0191 370 4000
Fax: 0191 370 4001

Registered Charity No: 1122366

Where to go

Beamish The North Of England Open Air Museum
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
Please visit our website for entry prices
Special offers to Children and Young People's Network (CYPN) Members
CYPN members get the following benefit(s):
Please contact us for details

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Beamish is a large outdoor site with some uneven surfaces and steep slopes.

Our disabled facilities include:

  • accessible toilets
  • accessible bus provides transport around the museum
  • free admission for essential carer or assistant
  • wheelchairs available on free loan (booking advised)
  • guide dogs are welcome
  • disabled parking

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
  • Take a tram ride into the past at Beamish

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Address: Beamish  Stanley  County Durham

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