Beamish is a world famous open air museum that tells the story of everyday life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and World War Two periods. Most of the houses, shops and other buildings have been brought to Beamish, rebuilt and furnished as they once were. Costumed staff welcome visitors to a 1900s Town, Railway Station and Pit Village, 1940s Farm, and an 1820s Pockerley Old Hall and Waggonway. The site is linked by a one and a half mile length circular period tramway which carries visitors around the Museum.
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is delighted to announce the appointment of Rhiannon Hiles as its Chief Executive. Rhiannon has been appointed by Beamish’s board of trustees, following a comprehensive recruitment process,...Read More
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is proud to be working with businesses and venues across the North East to sell the museum’s traditionally-made sweets. Offering the chance to bring a taste of...Read More
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is launching a year of celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary. The open air museum has also announced record visitor numbers of 803,148 for the past year...Read More
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is delighted to have been a location for the new Downton Abbey movie. The museum welcomed stars of Downton Abbey for the filming of the highly-anticipated movie,...Read More
Building work started today (Friday 22 September) on the £18million expansion of Beamish, The Living Museum of the North – the biggest project in its history. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the open air...Read More
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North welcomed a record-breaking 747,651 visitors during 2016 – up by 11 per cent. Staff and volunteers are celebrating after breaking the 700,000 visitors milestone for the first...Read More