01-04-2012 - 31-03-2013
Permanent Exhibitions at Beamish
Summer 2012: 31st March 2012 - 4th November 2012
Summer opening hours at 10am - 5pm 7 days a week. Last entry 3pm
Winter 2012/13: 6th November 2012 - 22nd March 2013
Check the Beamish website for details of winter opening hours
Closed: Christmas Day, Friday 28th & Monday 31st December 2012.
Senior (60 years) / Student £13.00
Child (5-16 years) £10.00
Child (under 5) FREE
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children) £32.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £46.00
All tickets to Beamish are valid for 12 months from your first visit to the Museum for an unlimited number of visits.
Admission covers all day time events and activities, including use of the vintage trams, buses and steam locomotive rides at Pockerley Waggonway and Rowley Station (weekends only).
0191 370 4000 (9.00am - 4.00pm, Monday-Friday)
You can also book online
Beamish is a world famous open air museum. We tell the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.
Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. Within our site you will find Pockerley Old Hall, The Town, Rowley Station, The Fairground, Home Farm and The Pit Village. With so many things to see, Beamish is a wonderful day out for people of all ages.
Most of the houses, shops and other buildings you see here have been brought to Beamish, rebuilt and furnished as they once were. Some, such as Home Farm, Pockerley Old Hall and the drift mine, were here already.
Each area of the Museum tells the story of Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian living. You can see how life in North East England changed over 100 years, from a Georgian Agricultural lifestyle to the Industrial Revolution.
You won't find objects displayed in glass cases at Beamish, you'll see them in their original context. What's more, you will meet our costumed staff who are proud of their heritage and happy to share their knowledge with visitors.
You can experience life down a drift mine, try some tasty baked goods from Home Farm, and meet the many animals who live here at Beamish, like the Curly Coat Pigs up at Pockerley Old Hall.
If you don’t fancy walking, there are vintage trams and buses, including our Access Bus, to make travelling around the museum easier, and even more exciting!
Beamish is a living working museum, where there are always new things to see and experience. Beamish is an engaging day out for the whole family!Beamish Museum