Hands-on Heritage Skills

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sep

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017, 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.

We’ve got so much planned for Hands on Heritage, take a look at our huge list of activities and skills which you’ll be able to have a go at and learn about;

  • Stone carving
  • Quilting
  • Candle Making
  • Bread Making
  • Thomas Bewick Etchings
  • Pole Lathe and Shave Horse
  • Pottery
  • Have a go at Northumbrian Pipes
  • Falconry
  • Musicians
  • A chance to learn about our Coaching Inn and Re-Making Beamish plans
  • Young Quilters
  • Jam Preserving
  • Harness Making
  • Knitting
  • Spinning and Weaving
  • Basket Making
  • Patchwork
  • Lino Cutting and Printing
  • Hedge-laying

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!