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Beamish Open Air Museum

  • Beamish
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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!

Opening hours

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

Last Entry

2 hours before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £19.00
Kids (5-16): £11.00
Family from £35.50

Travel & Contact Information


, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG, England

Phone number

0191 370 4000



Click here to visit Beamish Open Air Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Beamish Open Air Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Beamish Open Air Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Beamish Open Air Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Beamish Open Air Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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