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
- Melodeon playing
- Ceilidh dancing
- Basket making
- Lino cutting and printing
- Harness making
- Young Quilters in Band Hall
- Musicians in Waggonway
- Falconry – see the birds being trained
- Northumbrian piping
- 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
As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass!
Thu 15th - Sun 18th Sep
From eagles and vultures to sheep dogs and shearing, join us for a traditional 1900s Agricultural Show.Read more
Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sep
Pack up your potatoes and bring your beetroot to the Beamish Leek Show. The annual contest will see home-grown vegetables and flowers battle it out in an attempt to take first prize.Read more
Thu 1st - Sun 4th Sep
Dig for Victory is the first event in our Great North Festival of Agriculture. The event is focused in and around our 1940s Farm and tells the story of life on the Home Front and the vital support role the British countryside played during the Second World War.Read more