Halloween Evenings at Beamish

23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th and 31st Oct :: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Beamish will be overrun by spooky ghosts and terrifying monsters from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on the 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th and 31st October.

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, Pockerley Old Hall and Waggonway swamped with petrifying creatures, only the brave will dare to knock on the doors to trick or treat…

  • To book Monday 23rd October SOLD OUT
  • To book Tuesday 24th October SOLD OUT
  • To book Friday 27th October SOLD OUT
  • To book Saturday 28th October SOLD OUT
  • To book Tuesday 31st October SOLD OUT

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

The Entrance

  • Glowsticks for sale.

The 1900s Town

  • Wear your creepiest costume and enter the “Best Dressed” competition in the bandstand; 7:30pm for children and 8:30pm for adults. The prize is a free photograph taken in the photographers.
  • Chris Cross will perform in the bandstand at 7pm, 8pm & 9pm.
  • Ravensworth Terrace: The ghost in No. 2 has sweets, do you dare to take one? See live body dissection No. 3. Why not taste some eyeball soup in No.4 or have a go at trick or treat at the back of No. 5 & No. 6 (same activity as No. 4 & 5 Francis Street in The Pit Village).
  • Take a seat in front of our horse-drawn hearse however you won’t be alone as you pose for your photograph, let’s hope you’re not prey for our feathered friends…
  • The crazy bubbleologist will be performing incredible tricks throughout the evening.
  • Take your photo using our Halloween peep-through in the tram stop.
  • Watch a séance taking place upstairs in the bank and see if you can find the creepy cashier.
  • 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?
  • Spooky tunes by Off Key Band throughout the evening in the Tea Rooms.
  • 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.
  • Join in with our Monster Disco with a live band in the Masonic Hall.
  • Take a spin on the Ghoulish Gallopers throughout the evening.

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 village, and beware of the body snatchers!
  • Watch a Halloween puppet show in Hetton Band Hall.
  • In the school there will be family-friendly crafts and activities, including a feely box coffin, slime making and monster making.
  • Watch a Penny Dreadful play in the Chapel.
  • Visit our ponies who will be transporting gruesome cargo to the Pit Pony Stables.

Colliery Yard

  • Be wowed by a fire eater who will perform at 6.45pm, 7.45pm & 8.45pm.
  • There’s been a hanging on the gibbet, make sure you say hello…

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.
  • Watch an amazing fire performer at 7.15pm, 8pm and 8.45pm.


  • How close will you get to the “Dangerous and Deadly” animals?
  • Zombie Walk in the Georgian Landscape (over 14s only).

1940s Home Farm

  • Zombie Walk through the farm (over 14s only).

Across the museum

  • Listen out for Drumdin 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…


  • Entrance Coffee Shop (until 5.30pm)
  • The Town – Tea Rooms, Herron’s Bakery, Sun Inn, Ice Cream Kiosk and Sweet Shop.
  • The Pit Village – Davy’s Fried Fish Shop, Sinkers’ Bait Cabin and Miners’ Institute.

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.