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!

Modelling Mondays

Get creative with Edwardian crafts on Modelling Mondays in No. 4 Ravensworth Terrace in The Town, 11am-4pm.

Tales on Tuesdays

Hear traditional songs and stories during Tales on Tuesdays at Pockerley Old Hall.

Workhouse Wednesdays

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

Try It Thursdays

Get involved in a different activity each week during Try it Thursdays such as thatching, tea dances or tintype photography. Join the Home Guard drills at The 1940s Farm and have a go at football skills with the Newcastle United Foundation on the Events Field, 11am-4pm (weather permitting).

Falconry Fridays

Have a go at Falconry Fridays at Pockerley, 12pm-5pm, 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. Meet the farmer at 11am, 1pm & 3pm by The 1940s Farm duck pond, as they have a tour round the farm to check all their animals, you’ll meet Molly the famous pig, an extra special lamb, ducks, geese and our chickens!

Science Saturdays

See explosive Just One Spark demonstrations at the Waggonway and learn about the Davy lamp on Science Saturdays. You can also have a go at writing secret wartime messages at The 1940s Farm – what will yours say?

Sewing Sundays

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. You can also sit back, relax and enjoy cricket matches on the Events Field each Sunday.

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 every day 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.