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Beamish is unique – a superb living, working experience of life in the Great North offering unrivalled learning opportunities for people of all ages.

Overnight Immersion. Piloting for camping has been completed! Children have stayed overnight in tents in one of the back fields, they had fish and chips in the evening, breakfast in the Tea Rooms and camp fire activites into the evening as well as making good use of two whole days at the Museum. If you are interested in booking for the Summer Term of 2015 or wish to get further information then contact Simon Woolley , 0191 370 4011. 

Overnight Immersion 

New! Find out all about what our learning team have been up to and see some of the challenges they face on the new Beamish Learning TwitterClick here to visit, and don't forget to subscribe!

Learning for Schools

We offer unique, immersive educational opportunities for children of all ages - a visit to Beamish will bring classroom learning to life through hands on experiences they'll never forget.

Use the links below to plan your school's visit and support learning in the classroom.

Find out about discounted school admission prices, facilities and opening times; what your school can see and do on a visit to Beamish; risk assessments and hazard ID sheets for teachers, plus everything else you need to plan a visit they'll never forget.
Enhance a visit with one of our Educational Role Play activities ranging from a Victorian lesson in the school to a Suffragette march on the street. Our activities are suitable for pre-school and KS 1 children right through to A-level students and beyond.
Support learning in the classroom with our teachers’ guides, loan boxes and pupil resources. You can also browse online through our archive photographs ranging from Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods, right through to more recent times.

Keep up to Date!

We are always increasing and developing our learning opportunities for schools. Enter your details below to subscribe to our termly e-newsletter and ensure you don't miss out on all the latest news, offers and activities.

Adult Learning & Heritage Skills

Beamish offers a whole host of hands on heritage skills to those looking for unique experiences or just an opportunity to learn something new.


We've a variety of short courses with subjects as diverse as proggy mat making, driving a tram or steam engine, right through to bee keeping, driving horses and much more besides. 

The courses make perfect gifts for a loved one, memorable team building opportunities for organisations, or a fantastic opportunity for those looking to learn traditional skills in a unique location. Click here to see what's on offer.

Community Participation

Beamish is committed to being accessible to all and continue to be a vital part of the communities of the North East of England.


Our Community Participation team work closely with community groups, charities, young people's organisations and much more.

We also work closely with care homes across the region and organisations and support groups, such as Alzheimers Society and Age UK, to provide unique opportunities for enjoyable and engaging reminiscence activities. Click here to find out more.