A Day in the Life of a Pit Wife experience

£65 per person

Join a member of our costumed team in this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of an early 1900s Pit Wife. 

Don period costume and join us for the day as we go about our daily work and discover what life was like as an Edwardian Pit Wife.  Keep the home fires burning while you partake in the seasonal activities that a Pit Village woman would be daily involved in – activities such as creating delicious home baked goodies for your family coming home from work, needlework and mat work and cleaning the home to name just a few.  Bring along your camera as this is a photo opportunity not to be missed!

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, 9th December 2017 (10.00am – 3.30pm)
  • Saturday, 10th March 2018 (10.00am – 3.30pm)
  • Sunday, 13th May 2018 (10.00am – 3.30pm)
  • Saturday, 7th July 2018 (10.00am – 3.30pm)
  • Sunday, 16th September 2018 (10.00am – 3.30pm)
  • Saturday, 13th October 2018 (10.00am – 3.30pm)


  • £65 per person (lunch included)

Included in your Traditional Experience:

  • A dedicated member of our costumed team with you throughout your experience
  • Picnic Lunch Bag and refreshments
  • Costume provided

The whole experience was excellent – a good mix of practical hands on activities and informative instruction from the staff team.  Brilliant, thank you.

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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