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Upcoming events
20.07.2014 - 31.08.2014

YOU won’t be stumped for things to do this summer – Beamish has a host of cricketing fun lined up! The annual Beamish Colliery Cricket Tournament is back for the second year and will take place every Sunday from the 20th July until the final on Sunday 31st August.

04.08.2014 - 19.10.2014

Beamish is holding community-led events between 2014 and 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

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We’re thrilled to announce that Matthew Henderson, Beamish’s Live Events & Promotions apprentice has been crowned as County Durham’s Tourism Superstar for 2014.


Staff and volunteers from Beamish Museum in County Durham are celebrating today after receiving initial support* for a £10.

Learn new skills and enjoy a traditional experience at Beamish.
Explore the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.
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