All period areas open
7 days a week
10am to 5pm (last entry 3pm)
The Friends of Beamish is an Independent Registered Charity working, hand in hand, with Beamish to protect and re-create the region's past for future generations to enjoy.
Your subscription fees will help the Museum in so many ways. In the last fifteen years, the Friends have given £564,000 to all sorts of Museum projects! This year proceeds from subscription fees will go towards completion of Eston Church.
Your subscription will also contribute towards the range of restoration work undertaken by the Friends.
You can buy Friends' membership at the Admission Desk on your next visit to Beamish. You can also upgrade your Beamish Unlimited Ticket to a Friends Membership.
Click here to download a subscription form and return it with your Cheque or Postal Order to:
There are many ways you can be involved but you don't need to anything at all if you don't want to - other than enjoy the advantage of free daytime admission whenever you want to visit Beamish!
Lots of Friends of all ages help the Museum directly by volunteering to give their time, energy and expertise:
The Friends are always grateful for any gifts or legacies received, whether large or small. A gift or legacy will help us to carry on our restoration projects and to support capital projects at Beamish.
For instance, part of a recent legacy of £200,000 was used to create the interior of Davy’s Fried Fish Shop in The Pit Village, including the painstaking restoration of the beautiful Edwardian ceramic tiles which now adorn the walls.
If you wish to help in this way, please contact the Friends’ Office for more information.
The Friends’ Office is open 11am to 4pm on Saturdays, but you can leave a message on the answer phone at 0191 370 1104 or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of Beamish is a Registered Charity (No. 1059959) and a limited company registered in England (No. 2987256).
Registered Office - The Friends’ Office, Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum, Beamish, Co. Durham DH9 0RG