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Enjoy an Exhilarating Assault Course in Beamish’s Ancient Woodlands

If you fancy a fitness challenge in pristine woodlands, are looking for an activity to do with the kids or want a...

LGBT Life in the North East Celebrated at Beamish Museum

An event at Beamish Museum this weekend will look at LGBT life in the north east in the 1950s and 1960s.On 24th and 25th...

Beamish Honours 80-year-old Who Built Steam Engine from Scratch

County Durham has honoured an 80-year-old volunteer who constructed a steam engine from scratch for Beamish Museum.David Young devoted more than 6,000 hours to...

Massive £18 Million Expansion of Beamish Museum Gets Going

Work has now begun on Remaking Beamish, an enormous £18-million scheme to expand Beamish Museum, near Stanley. The project will take around four years...

Beehive Hairdos and Rock ‘n’ Roll – Beamish Festival to...

A festival at Beamish Museum – due to start today – will take visitors back to the 1950s. The open-air museum – which recently announced...

Fire Eaters, Folktales, Gin Bars – Enjoy Beamish Museum at Night

Beamish Museum will open its doors for some after-hours revels on Saturday 20th May. As part of the national Museums at Night project, Beamish will...

See Shire Horses and Shetlands Ponies at Beamish Museum this Weekend

Around 50 horses will be hard at work at Beamish Museum this weekend. Horses at Work – an annual event celebrating the contribution these...

Record Numbers Visited Beamish in 2016

Beamish Museum has announced that in 2016 it hosted its largest ever number of visitors. The outdoor ‘living’ museum saw 747,651 visitors last year. This...

Beamish Plans Massive Expansion after Lottery Windfall

Beamish, the open-air museum of north-east life near Consett, has drawn up ambitious expansion plans – plans which have been made possible by the...

World War II Rations Challenge at Beamish

Becci Sharrock, the writer-in-residence at Beamish Museum, recently undertook a challenge to live for a week on a diet of Second World War rations....

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