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Upcoming events
18.07.2014 - 27.07.2014

The 1940s and 50s are acknowledged as the high point of amateur football in England, and in particular County Durham, with teams from the area selling out Wembley Stadium and winning the FA Amateur Cup on numerous occasions.

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.

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


The new Sinkers’ Bait Cabin has opened in The Pit Village!The catering cabin has replaced the Pitman’s Pantry and offers indoor seating, a nice warm fire and scrumptious ice cream (don’t forget the monkey’s blood!).

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.
Would you like to get involved with the exciting and interesting work of Beamish Museum?
Bring your group to our cosy cottage at Beamish’s 1940s Farm to enjoy traditional activities together.