Come along to the museum’s latest exhibit, the first to open in The 1950s Town, from 2pm – 4pm on Wednesday, 13th May for an afternoon of 50s music and 50s dance moves – fedoras, petticoats and French pleats optional!
This activity is open to all and a warm welcome awaits. Spot prizes will also be awarded to deserving dancers!
There will be a break at 3pm to allow for refreshments, which will be available to purchase in the welfare hall.
In the 1950s, Friday and Saturday nights regularly saw dances taking place in welfare halls across the region, held between 8pm and 12am. Admission was most commonly 2/- (two shillings). An advert in 1957 for a “Grand Dance” detailed a waltzing competition and spot prizes.
As with all daytime events, the welfare hall tea dance is included in admission to Beamish and is free for Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish members. A Beamish Unlimited Pass allows visitors to pay once and come back free for a year.
Beamish reserves the right to alter or change this programme at any point.