Summer of Fun

Sat 21st Jul - Wed 29th Aug

Every day during the school holidays, from Saturday, 21st July to Wednesday, 29th August, there’ll be amazing activities taking place across the museum for all the family to enjoy.

From explosive experiments to Suffragette marches, Home Guard drills and solving a murder mystery, it’s set to be a fantastic Summer of Fun at Beamish.

  • Enjoy Melodious Mondays with a whole host of traditional music around the museum.
  • Learn new skills and have a go at traditional games during Try it Tuesdays.
  • Listen to the stories of the Suffragettes, grab a sash and march for your right to vote in The 1900s Town during Women’s Wednesdays! Durham County Cricket will also be running cricket sessions on the Events Field.
  • See the explosive Just One Spark demonstrations as you discover the dangers of working down a coal mine during Thunderous Thursdays. Learn football skills with the Newcastle United Foundation on the Events Field.
  • On 50s Fridays, explore the 1950s front room in Ravensworth Terrace in The 1900s Town or visit the band hall in The 1900s Pit Village to learn more about the NHS clinics of the time. Learn to drill with the Home Guard at The 1940s Farm on Soldiering Saturdays.
  • Join us for Sleuthing Sundays and become a detective as you try to work out who killed poor old Joe. Be among the first to visit our newest attraction, Joe the Quilter’s Cottage. Are you guilty or innocent? The Parish Constable will be carrying out his investigations into crimes he’s heard about, and you better be on your best behaviour if he wants to speak to you!

There’s something happening at Beamish every day of the summer!

Why not use your Unlimited Pass to enjoy a variety of the activities across the summer? For more information keep checking back here or follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players, the Remaking Beamish project has been awarded £10.9million by the Heritage Lottery Fund.