UPDATE: Following the announcement of Tier 3 restrictions for the North East, we’ll be reopening our GROUNDS ONLY for festive visits from Saturday, 5th December.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to open our exhibits and run our transport (except our wheelchair accessible bus). Click here for our Visitor Information Guide, including map.
Timeslot tickets are available to book online for visits to Beamish from 5th to 18th December (museum open Wed-Sun, 10am to 4pm, closed Mon and Tues). The government is due to review the tier system by mid-December and we’ll keep everyone updated about tickets for later in December.
To book your timeslot please click here.
Eating at Beamish
You can still enjoy your favourite Beamish treats, including Herron’s Bakery, Davy’s fish and chip shop and Jubilee Confectioners.
- Tea Rooms (table service, daily). For full menu please click here.
- Town park stalls (takeaway, weekends only)
- The Sun Inn pub (takeaway, daily)
- Herron’s Bakery (takeaway, daily)
- Ice cream kiosk (takeaway, weekends only)
1950s Welfare Hall
Takeaway, daily. Table service, weekends only. For full eat-in menu please click here.
1900s Pit Village
- Davy’s fish and chip shop (takeaway, daily). Try our famous dab and chips, made in coal-fired ranges using beef dripping! This working exhibit uses traditional cooking methods, which means there may be queues during busy periods. Please note, vegetarian and gluten-free options are not currently available. We apologise for any inconvenience.
- Sinkers’ Bait Cabin (takeaway, including ice cream, daily)
Table service only for eat-in catering (subject to availability, no pre-booking). Visitors must wear their mask indoors, unless they are seated at their table.
Picnic bags and takeout afternoon teas can also be pre-ordered online (must be booked at least 72 hours before your visit). Information will be emailed separately after you have made a timeslot booking, and orders can be collected from our 1950s welfare hall during your visit. Please note, pre-booked catering is non-refundable. For more information about visiting the museum please click here.
Shopping at Beamish
If you want to take home a reminder of your visit, you can purchase unique Beamish items and souvenirs in our Museum Shop at our Entrance, as well as W Smith’s Chemist, Jubilee Confectioners, Herron’s Bakery and our stalls in The 1900s Town.
Browse traditional products ranging from tea, coffee and biscuits to items handprinted in our Eagle Press Print Works including cards, bags, calendars, posters and notebooks.
You’ll also find unique souvenirs featuring exclusive 1900s Town designs such as postcards inspired by originals in our collections, a range by artist Julia Gash and enamel signs based on the Beamish businesses, coasters, magnets and mugs. If you’re looking to support the suffragette movement, you’ll find sashes, playing cards, posters and much more!
There are also traditional toys and games available, based on those you would find in Edwardian Britain, as well as a wide range of bespoke stationery.
Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being made using Edwardian recipes. Why not treat yourself to a freshly-baked treat to take home?
Jubilee Sweet Shop
What will you choose from the mouth-watering range of traditional sweets? From Beamish mix to bonbons and cinder toffee to strawberries and cream, it’s difficult to decide! You can even see sweets being made. Click here for more information about the sweet shop.
W Smith’s Chemist
Call into the chemist where you’ll find Mr Kerrison’s cold creams, balms and bath salts, all of which are inspired by original 1900s recipes taken from our collection.
W Smith’s also offers a wide and interesting range of traditional soaps, as well as liquorice roots and pellets. Click here to find out more about the chemist’s.
Museum Shop, Entrance
From fabulous local food and drink to a wide range of homeware, toys, books and lots more, there’s something for everyone at our fantastic Museum Shop.
We have also launched an online shop, where you’ll find Beamish items inspired by our exhibits and collections, click here to browse our fantastic selection of products.
Beamish is a charity and 95 per cent of our income is from our visitors, including ticket sales, catering and retail. Our closure due to the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the museum – your purchases are supporting the museum and helping to secure our future, thank you!