Halloween Evening

Tues 24th Oct :: 6.30pm - 9.30pm *SOLD OUT*

Tickets SOLD OUT

Beamish will be overrun by spooky ghosts and terrifying monsters from 6-30pm to 9-30pm.

Halloween evenings at Beamish, now in their eighth year, are sure to give you a Halloween fright night you’ll never forget. With The Town, Pit Village, Colliery Yard and Pockerley Old Hall swamped with petrifying creatures, only the brave will dare to knock on the doors to trick or treat…

Make sure to get your photo taken with the Beamish Halloween frame, the terrifying team of photographers will be patrolling the museum.

The 1900s Town

  • Wear your creepiest costume and enter the “Best Dressed” competition.
  • Ravensworth Terrace: The ghost in No. 3 has sweets, do you dare to take one? Visit the gruesome Demon Dentist upstairs as he operates on a patient. Feeling peckish? Why not taste some eyeball soup in No.4 or have a go at trick or treat at the back of No. 5 (same activity as No. 4 & 5 Francis Street in The Pit Village).
  • Meet birds of prey at the stables, there will be an opportunity to sit on a Halloween throne alongside a vulture or owl, a great photo opportunity!
  • The crazy bubbleologist will be performing incredible tricks in the garage throughout the evening.
  • Take your photo using our Halloween peep-through in the tram stop.
  • Watch a séance taking place upstairs in the bank, the creepy cashier will be keeping a watchful eye…
  • Put on your scariest smile for a petrifying portrait (in the stocks) at JR & D Edis Photographers. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis on each evening – have your photograph in your own costumes (£10 for a group of up to 5 people) or try on our period costumes (£20 for a group of up to 5 people) – both of which include a 6×4 photograph mounted on a hand printed blood splattered cabinet card! Additional people are £2 each and additional cabinet cards are £6.50 or two for £10 – framing available.
  • What deadly concoctions are being made in W. Smith’s Chemist? Meet the mad scientist as he makes bubbling potions.
  • Dare you pay a visit to our “Little Shop of Horrors” in Herron’s Bakery?
  • Visit the print shop to pick up your “Squeamish at Beamish” blood ink print.
  • Be transformed by our fiendish face painter in the Co-op hardware throughout the night (children only), see the Hall of Mirrors in the drapery and tasty toffee and chocolate apples will be on sale in the grocery.

The 1900s Pit Village

  • Francis Street: Find out your fate when you visit the tarot reader in No. 1, best to avoid the saw violinist in No. 2. How strong is your stomach? Taste creepy crawlies in the “I’m an Edwardian Get Me Out of Here!” challenge in No. 3 and trick or treat in No. 4 & 5 (same activity as No. 5 & 6 Ravensworth Terrace in The Town).
  • Look out for the scary stilt walker patrolling The Pit Village, and beware of the body snatchers!
  • Watch performances from escapologist Chris Cross and be wowed by a fire performer.
  • Are you brave enough for our slime challenge?
  • How close will you get to the “Dangerous and Deadly” animals in Hetton Band Hall?
  • In the school there will be family-friendly crafts and activities including spooky lino printing.

1820s Pockerley Old Hall

  • Look out for our scary stilt walker, stay out of the devil’s grasp.
  • Try some vomit soup… delicious.
  • Make a hag stone to keep evil spirits away, but be warned, there have been sightings of the tormented Grey Lady.

Across the museum

  • Listen out for our samba band with a difference… performing throughout the night.

Birch Wood

  • Is there something lurking in the woods? Dare you brave a walk through the forest of lost souls? Best to pass through quickly…


  • The Town – The Tea Rooms, Herron’s Bakery, Sun Inn and Sweet Shop.
  • The Pit Village – Davy’s Fried Fish Shop, Sinkers’ Bait Cabin and Beer Cabin.

Keep an eye out for more frightfully fantastic fun and activities being added to our spooktacular line-up.

Free parking is available in the main car park. No dogs are allowed, except for assistance dogs.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors are advised to bring a torch and wear sturdy footwear.

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Please note: Beamish Unlimited Passes are not valid for evening events. Halloween Evening Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for an alternative date or event.