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Upcoming events
03.05.2015 - 04.05.2015

Join Beamish in The Pit Village on the 3rd and 4th May for a host of May Day activities!The May Day King and Queen will be crowned as we celebrate this special event with parades, music, Maypole dancing and headdress making.

16.05.2015 - 16.05.2015

Come and join us in The Pit Village after hours for a fantastic evening of music, food and fun from 6pm on Saturday, 16th May!Enjoy the delightful combination of amazing concertina player Alistair Anderson and the King Cole Ceilidh band playing in The Pit Village, alongside musical geniuses Kevin Youldon and Bill Elliott with clog dancer extraordinaire Laura Connolly.

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Learning Museum Taster DayThursday 16 April or Sunday 26 April 2015, 9:30am 4pmCollections Study Room, Regional Resource Centre Beamish Museum.


Beamish – Our Local History - Two training and consultation events for teachersBeamish is running two training and consultation events in April, one for primary school teachers, one for secondary school teachers, and we would like to invite you to attend.

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.
Beamish is a unique location for any event, no matter how large or small.
Become a Friend of Beamish and support the vital work they do for the Museum.
Our cosy 1940s cottage is ideal for groups of older people and people living with dementia.
Find out about accessibility around the Museum to help you plan your visit.