Shrove Tuesday

Tue 5th Mar

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a pancake or two at Beamish!

Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, was an opportunity to use up rich foods, such as eggs, milk and sugar before the fasting season of Lent where people would, and often still do, give something up for the 40 days leading up to Easter.

Sample pancakes through the ages. Visit Francis Street in The Pit Village to sample traditional treats before catching the bus to The 1900s Town to sample the pancakes in Miss Smith’s house. Discover how rationing during the Second World War changed the way Shrove Tuesday was celebrated and try egg-less pancakes.

Of course, we’ll also be serving pancakes in our Tea Rooms so there’s plenty of opportunities to try tasty treats during your visit!

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Passes or Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy Shrove Tuesday.