- Museums and Art Galleries
Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor
Beamish, Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. Winner of both the British Museum of the Year and European Museum of the Year Awards, it demonstrates the recent history of the region in a living fashion and provides entertainment and education for visitors of all ages and interests.
People from the past welcome visitors and interpret how the people of the North of England lived and worked. At Beamish, you can take a trip down a real drift mine, watch sweets being made, visit an authentically recreated Masonic Hall and take a ride behind a replica of Puffing Billy, one of the world's oldest surviving steam locos at Pockerley Waggonway!
Plus, step on board the trams and we'll transport you into the past, for a happy day out in history!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Pushchair Friendly
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG, England
Click here to visit Beamish Open Air Museum's website
0191 370 4000
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
24th March - 28th October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
29th October - 5th April
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 25th - 26th December & 1st January
Closed Mondays & Friday 8th January - 15th February
Kids (5-16): £11.00
Family from £35.50
2 hours before attraction closes
Baby food facilities
There are baby food facilities available.