Easter Fun at Beamish

Sat 15th - Mon 17th Apr

Enjoy a cracking day out at Beamish this Easter with lots of egg-citing activities happening at the museum.

Here’s just some of the fun we’ve got planned:

  • Take part in our Easter egg trail – running from Monday, 3rd to Sunday, 23rd April. Can you find all the eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden around the museum? Claim your traditionally printed certificate from the print shop in The Town.
  • See (and taste!) traditional Easter baking across the museum.
  • Call in at Herron’s Bakery in The Town to purchase a delicious hot cross bun or a piece of simnel cake.
  • There will be a chance to make an Easter card in The Pit Village school on Saturday or why not make an Easter bonnet on Easter Sunday or Monday?
  • On Easter Sunday and Monday, Georgian folk will be decorating eggs to jarp at Pockerley Old Hall, visitors can help with Easter preparations, as well as making a paper flower to take home.
  • If you’re visiting us on Easter Sunday, head to the dentist’s waiting room in The Town, where you can decorate an egg, and on Easter Monday we’ll be rolling the eggs in The Town park at 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Whose will go the furthest?
  • Our 1940s Farm will be making carrot lollies (a real treat!) and getting all crafty with Easter cards and rabbit finger puppet making from 15th to 17th April!

Hop along to the museum to find out how Easter was celebrated in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s! There’s plenty to see and do.

Memorial Table Dedication – 14th April

On Good Friday, we will be unveiling a special memorial table that has been donated to the museum.

The table was commissioned by Mr and Mrs Henry Greener in memory of their two sons, 2nd Lieutenant Henry Greener, 6th Durham Light Infantry, and Corporal John William Greener, 19th Northumberland Fusiliers, who lost their lives serving in the First World War.

The memorial table will be unveiled in The Pit Village chapel at 1:30pm on 14th April, which marks 100 years to the day since 2nd Lt Henry Greener lost his life.

Joined by a relative of the soldiers, the lives of these young men will be commemorated with the Last Post, performed by local buglers.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass to join us for these events.

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