A Day in the Life of a Pit Wife

£65 per person

Have you ever wondered what life was like as a 1900s Pit Wife? Join a member of our costumed team in this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in 1900s life with our Day in the Life of a Pit Wife Traditional Experience

Don period costume and join us for the day as we go about our daily work and discover what a day in the life of a pit wife would have entailed.

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!

Myself and my sister have just returned from a Pit Wife Experience day and what a day it was! This was one of the best days out we have had in a long time and the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable they really helped to make the day. We will definitely be back to try out a few more of the different days they offer. Thank you so much Beamish! Amanda


  • £65 per person (lunch included)


  • Saturday, 28th March 2020
  • Sunday, 10th May 2020
  • Sunday, 12th July 2020
  • Saturday, 5th September 2020
  • Saturday, 17th October 2020

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.

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


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