What’s happening at Beamish Museum

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North brings history to life, with the unforgettable sights, sounds and tastes of the past.

Visitors to the 350-acre open air museum discover fascinating stories, meet costumed folk and explore homes, shops and other buildings at 1820s Pockerley, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village and 1940s Farm.

Plus, new for 2019, experience the excitement and community spirit of the 1950s with the new welfare hall, the first building in The 1950s Town. Join in with 50s dances and games, explore the story of the NHS and get creative with seasonally-themed art classes.

Visit the garage and Co-op grocers in The 1900s Town, which were used as locations for the Downton Abbey film. Beamish welcomed stars to the museum for the filming of the highly-anticipated movie, and was also featured in the last ever episode of the Downton Abbey Christmas special in 2015.

A year-long events programme at Beamish ensures there’s always something new to see and do, and the Unlimited Pass, valid for 12 months, means you can go back time and time again at no extra cost.

Visit the museum from 24 October to 3 November for the Transport Through Time event and join in with a whole host of exciting transport-related activities, including the chance to build your own Meccano vehicle and have a go at making cotton reel tanks.

Discover unforgettable and unique festive celebrations this Christmas at Beamish, from 16 November to 24 December. Visit Father Christmas in his cosy Grotto, take a turn on the real outdoor ice rink and experience our first 1950s Christmas at the welfare hall. Small extra charge applies for some activities.

Plus, our Twelfth Night Celebrations run from 27 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 (closed 1st January). This event marks the start of a year-long programme of exciting events and amazing activities at the museum for 2020.

Experience unique, hands-on history at Beamish, the North East’s most popular museum. Visit www.beamish.org.uk for more information >> 

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