Horses at Work

Fri 21st - Sun 23rd Apr

Following the success of our first Horses at Work event in 2015, the event returned in the form of Horses at War in 2016 and now plans are underway for our horse extravaganza in 2017 which will take place from Friday 21st April to Sunday 23rd April.

This fascinating and exciting event showcases some of the most impressive horses and horse-drawn vehicles ever seen at Beamish! This is a unique opportunity to see magnificent horses at work around the museum. From horse-drawn omnibuses and working pit pony demonstrations to horse-powered fieldwork and road deliveries, more than 40 horses will be in action, ranging from Shetland ponies to Clydesdales and Shires.

See the 16th Lancers Display Troop on a picket line, see heavy horses preparing the land for the new season’s crops and admire a coach and four as it trots past. The event brings together a unique line-up of horses and horse-drawn vehicles. Visitors will be able to take a ride on period horse-drawn transport, watch fascinating demonstrations and see what towns and cities looked like when most of the movement of goods and people was done by horses.

Our previous horse events were a great success and this time we’re hoping it will be even bigger and better!

Chris Thompson – Horse Operations Team Leader

As with all daytime events, Unlimited Pass holders enter free of charge!