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Beamish - The Living Museum of the North, Beamish, County Durham

Beamish - The Living Museum of the North
County Durham

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Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside. Costumed demonstrators bring to life the Edwardian Town and Pit Village, complete with original drift mine. At Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall, experience firsthand how the Industrial revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been reconstructed brick-by-brick to give visitors a real sense of history.

We have a vast collection of objects, photographs and ephemera at our Regional Resource Centre, which can be accessed by appointment. Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, from a Georgian Fair to the Great North Steam Fair and much more besides, including a whole season of Christmas!

Tickets to Beamish are valid for 12 months from your first visit, so you can pay just once and come back for a whole year FREE!


Months Open: Open all year – daily in summer (Apr. to Oct.) 10am to 5pm. Winter, open 10am to 4pm, closed Mondays and Fridays. Check for Christmas opening. Reduced operation in winter.
Discount for Groups: Yes - Summer only
Admission Price: Adults: £16
60+/Student concession: £13
Children: £10
Winter: £6 per person
Catering: Café & Refreshments

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