Hands on Heritage Skills

Sat 24th - Sun 25th Sep 2016

On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016, come along and have a go at some traditional skills at Beamish.

The weekend forms part of our month long Festival of Agriculture which celebrates the agricultural and rural heritage of the North East of England.

Head on up to our 1940s farm and 1800s area where you can try your hand at and enjoy many traditional crafts, learn about their history and their purpose in each area. Learn about our future plans for our 1800s area with loads of fun activities to join in with.

Our last Hands on Heritage event gave visitors the chance to have a go at and learn about the following skills;

  • Lace making
  • Patchwork
  • Melodeon playing
  • Knitting
  • Ceilidh dancing
  • Basket making
  • Blacksmithing
  • Pottery
  • Lino cutting and printing
  • Harness making
  • Young Quilters in Band Hall
  • Musicians in Waggonway
  • Falconry – see the birds being trained
  • Quilting
  • Northumbrian piping
  • Pottery
  • Stone carving
  • Pole Lathe in operation
  • Corn Dolly making
  • Bread making
  • Candle making

If you can’t wait for Hands on Heritage, why not take a look at the range of Traditional Experiences we offer at the museum by clicking here?

If you’ve ever visited Beamish and thought “I’d love to have a go at that!” then this is the event for you!

Paul Foster – Events Officer

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As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass!