The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our number one priority and we’ve introduced additional COVID-19 Secure health and hygiene measures across the museum.
You’ll be able to go into most of our museum exhibits and we’ve introduced one-way systems to help the visitor flow and to ensure your safety, please follow the signs. We will be opening up other areas as and when we are able to, with everyone’s safety as our top priority. Wherever possible, we’ll open up doors of exhibits you can’t yet go into, so you can still look inside. For more information about visiting the museum please click here.
Discover life in a North East town in the years leading up to the First World War in our 1900s Town.
Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being make using traditional Edwardian recipes – and why not buy a freshly-baked treat to take home?
See cars, motorcycles and bikes from our collection at the Beamish Motor & Cycle Works, which is a replica of a typical early 1900s garage.
Browse the grocery, drapery and hardware departments of this store, which was moved from Annfield Plain, in County Durham. Can you remember your “divi” number?
Visit the residents of Ravensworth Terrace, which originally stood in Gateshead. Brave the terrifying tales in the dentist’s surgery, pop into the music teacher’s house and see an Edwardian-style day at the office in the solicitor’s.
The Sun Inn
Pop in for a pint or a snack at the Sun Inn, a real traditional pub that was moved to Beamish from Bishop Auckland.
Visit the stables and carriage house, which represents a typical jobmaster’s yard, which would have hired out horses and vehicles.
Printer, Stationer & Newspaper Branch Office
Downstairs you’ll find the Sunderland Daily Echo and Northern Daily Mail branch office, and a stationer’s shop, where you can pick up some souvenirs from your visit. Upstairs is the printer’s shop where you can watch the press in action – perhaps treat yourself to some Eagle Press Print gifts too!
See mouth-watering sweets being made in the factory before choosing what traditional treats to take home. Will it be cinder toffee, bon bons or black bullets?
Click here for more information about the Sweet Shop.
Do you know your pounds, shillings and pence? Step into our bank see the coins, safes and strongrooms.
Discover the world of the Freemasons, in the hall, which features Masonic furnishings, objects and symbols.
W Smith’s Chemist and JR & D Edis Photographers
The chemist and photographers opened in May 2016 and include a dispensary, aerated waters section and a photography studio where visitors can have a picture taken in period costume.
Click here for more information about the photographers.
Click here to find out more about the chemist’s.
A beautiful spot to enjoy a rest, with a bandstand (originally from Saltwell Park in Gateshead) that regularly hosts brass band performances.
Try your hand at the sideshows.
Tea Rooms, 1900s Town
Stop off at the Tea Rooms where you’ll find a range of delicious hot and cold meals, using local ingredients where possible, along with mouth-watering cakes, scones, snacks and drinks.
Click here to view a Tea Rooms sample menu.
Indulge your sweet tooth and have a go at making your own traditional confectionary in the perfect period setting of The 1900s Town.Read more
Whether you are a novice or are experienced with horses, you will learn about the skill of driving a horse and carriage.Read more
Freshly baked bread straight out of the oven is a now considered a treat. After attending the Traditional Bread Making Experience you will have the skills and confidence to be able to produce delicious bread at home whenever you fancy.Read more