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.
All aboard! See Rowley Station as it looked in Edwardian times – enjoy a look around the signal box, waiting rooms and goods yard with a variety of waggons on display.
The station was originally in Rowley, near Consett, County Durham, in 1867. It has never had gas or electricity and was always lit by oil. The station was the first relocated building to be opened at the museum and was officially unveiled in 1976 by Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman.
A wrought-iron footbridge from The 1900s Town crosses the railway line and leads towards the signal box, dating from 1896. Across the tracks in the Goods Yard is a Goods Shed, dating from 1850.
The coal drops from West Boldon reflect the important role of local coal merchants in towns and villages. The coal office, originally owned by James White of Hexham, is of a type which was found in almost every railway goods yard up to the late 1960s.
A variety of waggons can be seen in and around Rowley Station, on a regularly changing pattern of display.
Passengers can enjoy short return steam train rides from Rowley Station during weekends and local school holidays, depending on availability of locomotives.
This unique full day experience allows you to prepare and operate our 1931 Fowler Steam Roller through Beamish Museum.Read more
Our knowledgeable engager will take you through the history and operation of the Steam Roller, after which you will have a unique chance to operate the Steam Roller through the museum’s grounds.Read more