Come and experience a delightful Georgian Gathering at Beamish Museum’s 1820s Pockerley on the weekend of Saturday, July 15th, and Sunday, July 16th, 2023.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the attention of the Squire of Pockerley as he searches for new servants and fieldworkers at his Hiring Fair. Could you be the one to secure a job?

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the army during Georgian times by meeting The Old 68th Durham Light Infantry Society and Display Team, as well as The 16th Light Dragoons. They will provide insights into the military life of that era.

Witness a variety of traditional skills and crafts on display, including pottery, woodworking, blacksmithing, basket making, cleft oak fencing, clog making, spinning, and corn dolly making.

Discover what life was like in the army in Georgian times

Try on Georgian costume, dance along to the traditional music and look out for the quack doctor who will be out and about with his homemade remedies. See candle-making and brewing demonstrations and enjoy a drink from the Georgian gin bar.

Visit St Helen’s Church to find out more about the Remaking Beamish project and the stories the museum will be telling across the Georgian landscape in the upcoming exhibits which will include a Georgian pottery, blacksmith’s and Drover’s Tavern. Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players, the Remaking Beamish project was awarded £ 10.9 million by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2016.

“The Georgian landscape will be alive with Georgian entertainment across Saturday, 15th and Sunday, 16th July. From blacksmithing and clog dancing to quilting and wood crafts, the Georgian Gathering is a fantastic excuse to use your Beamish Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to make amazing memories!”

Paul Foster, Events Manager at Beamish Museum

As well as the Georgian Gathering, visitors can call into the 1950s welfare hall to meet The North East Meccano Society and see their marvellous Meccano creations on Saturday, 15th and Sunday, 16th July. There will also be music in The 1900s Pit Village on Saturday, 15th July as The Gibside Singers and Ørland Sangforening perform in the chapel.

In addition to the exciting events, visitors to the museum can jump aboard a tram or bus to explore the 350-acre site and enjoy unforgettable days out.

Beamish Museum’s daytime events are included in admission and are FREE to Beamish Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish members, pay once and visit free for a whole year.

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