Coronavirus Update

Beamish Unlimited

In response to Government guidance on coronavirus, the museum will be closed from 4pm on Friday, 20th March.

The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains, as always, our number one priority. The museum is expected to be closed until at least 1st May but we will be continuing to monitor all Government advice and will keep this under review.

Our forthcoming Great North Steam Fair and Horses at Work events, which were due to take place next month, will be postponed. We will be announcing new dates for these in due course. Full details of changes to our events and activities programme will be updated on our website and social media.

We thank you all for your understanding during these difficult and unprecedented times for everyone.

We’ll be keeping in touch with everyone through our social media and website. You can also sign up to our e-newsletter here

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please email

We look forward to welcoming you back to Beamish soon.