Heavy Horse Experience

£65 per person (refreshments included)

Ever wondered what the working life of a heavy horse was like in days gone by? If so, then our Heavy Horse Experience could be just what you are looking for and offers a unique opportunity to discover more about the role a heavy horse plays at Beamish, working alongside our Horse Operations Team in their daily duties.

Whether you are a novice or experienced with horses, you will learn about the daily care of our horses and be shown how to harness a heavy horse for work and show, if required.

Courses can be tailored to suit individual requirements with prior knowledge and can be delivered for either agricultural work or town work if specified. Each course will fit into the Horse Teams daily work pattern and is dependent on site events and seasonality for agricultural interests.

All applicants will take a “hands on” involvement in the tasks on site and will need to be physically fit and will require safety boots though a costume will be provided.

Course dates

Cost: £65 per person. (refreshments included)

Included in your experience:

  • A lunch voucher
  • Expert guidance from our Horse Operations Team
  • Carry out daily care of a heavy horse e.g. grooming Assist with jobs around the Museum requiring the heavy horses
  • Costume provided

Please note: Courses are only available for those aged 18 and over unless otherwise stated.  Tram and steam engine driver experiences are limited to those aged 21 and over, who hold full UK driving licence.

Please click here to view Booking Terms & Conditions for Traditional Experiences at Beamish Museum.


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