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

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The Community Participation team facilitates engagement with the museum in a variety of ways. Some of the services currently offered by the team include:

  • Object handling sessions at libraries, coffee mornings, residents groups and social groups
  • Reminiscence activities and loans boxes
  • ‘Behind the Scenes’ tours at the stores
  • Assistance in accessing the museum for pre-booked group activities
  • Presentations on the museum and its collections

The Community Participation team also develop and support projects involving community groups, social groups and special interest groups who hope to engage with Beamish, the history of the area or the skills and expertise at Beamish.

These projects are varied and wide ranging and we welcome your ideas and suggestions as to how Beamish can be a useful and inspiring resource for you and your group.

The Regional Resource Centre at Beamish houses the museum’s fascinating stored collections and archives. These are free to access by appointment.

To contact a member of the team and discuss your ideas and requirements please call 0191 370 4000 or email