Beamish Open Air Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish, County Durham, England

  • Street at Beamish Open Air Museum
  • Train at Beamish Open Air Museum
  • Military personnel on horses at Beamish Open Air Museum

Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

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 Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking 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

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


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

Last Entry

2 hours before attraction closes

More Information

Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.