Summer of Fun

Sat 22nd Jul - Wed 30th Aug

From handling birds of prey to explosive science demonstrations, be part of a fantastic Summer of Fun at Beamish!

Get creative with Edwardian crafts on Modelling Mondays, 11am-4pm, and hear traditional songs and stories during Tales on Tuesdays.

Children can try on Edwardian costume and help with tasks such as cleaning and unpicking rope on Workhouse Wednesdays at 11am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm – not forgetting the chance to try delicious gruel!

From activities in the Georgian Landscape to 1950s life, there’s lots to get involved with during Try It Thursdays, the Newcastle United Foundation will also be on the Events Field doing skills and football games.

Have a go at Falconry Fridays, an amazing opportunity to handle and learn more about birds of prey in the 1800s, and see horse-drawn vehicles carry out deliveries on site. Fascinating pit pony demonstrations will take place at 12pm, 1.30pm & 3.30pm, and there will be a chance to learn more about Beamish’s pack horse, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, and goats, 11am & 2pm.

See explosive Just One Spark demonstrations on Science Saturdays and have a go at writing secret wartime messages – what will yours say?

Try your hand at sewing and quilting at Pockerley Old Hall during Sewing Sundays, and learn about the story of Joe the Quilter, the Georgian quilt maker whose home the museum will be replicating as part of the Remaking Beamish project.

Matthew Henderson, Remaking Beamish – Engagement Development Officer, said: “Our Summer of Fun looks to be our biggest and best yet, an amazing opportunity for all the family to get hands-on with history.

“Whether you are eight years old, or 80 years old, there will be something you can get involved with – from flying birds of prey to helping with workhouse jobs, every day will see something different taking place across the museum. Come along and make some family memories – we’ll try our best to organise some sunshine!”

Rowley Station will be offering rides everyday throughout the summer holidays and the steam roller will be in action around the museum every Monday and Friday.

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.