All period areas open
7 days a week
10am to 5pm (last entry 3pm)
Beamish is holding community-led events between 2014 and 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Discover life on the home front at the Museum, where The Town and Pit Village represent the North East in the early part of the 20th century.
Beamish is working with schools and community groups to explore local stories of the First World War.
Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th August
100 years since the outbreak of the war, commemorations begin, including:
Wednesday 6th August
The community of Felling will visit the Museum for a Commemoration Day, including a parade from The Town to Pit Village, in addition to the activities above.
Discover what life was like for First World War soldiers, when living history group the Gordon Highlanders take part in our Agricultural Show.
Find out about Pals Battalions when the Durham Pals hold a recruitment drive.
See displays from Washington War Memorials Project, Durham County Records Office and community groups.
Staff and volunteers will be taking part in events across the North East, including: