Discover Beamish Museum from home – as we’re temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing ways to experience the museum from home.
We’re continuing to follow Government instructions and guidance around coronavirus, with the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers our top priority as always. We’ll keep you all updated on our website and social media.
In the meantime, here are some ways you can enjoy a bit of Beamish at home. We’ll continue adding new activities, so keep visiting us online!
- Have a Beamish Singalong with volunteer Bill!
- Fancy trying a Beamish hairstyle at home? Kirsty from our Costume Team takes us through how to do a 1950s chignon hairstyle.
- Take a ride through the Georgian Landscape on the 1820s Pockerley Waggonway.
- Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the museum with Neils and Pico.
- Try your hand at some Beamish style baking with these recipes from our very own Herron’s Bakery in The 1900s Town
- Show off your quick wit by thinking up funny captions for these photographs!
Two of our 1900s Pit Village engagers having a chat.
Selecting 1950s hairstyles at our Festival of 50s.
A Georgian chap having a well earned rest in front of the fire at Pockerley Old Hall
A photograph from our collections. Funny face – 1890s
- Save and print out one of our colouring in sheets!
Rowley Station colouring in sheet.
1950s Welfare Hall colouring in sheet
1900s Town Street with tram colouring in sheet.
- Discover more about the museum:
- Find out more about our transport collections, including trams, buses, steam engines and restoration work, on our blog Beamish Transport Online.
We would love to see photographs of you joining in with Takeover Day. So please do post photographs of your baking, colouring and activity participation on our social media channels!