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Beamish Museum in final of national tourism awards

February 3rd 2016

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is celebrating today after being named as a finalist in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016.

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Beamish needs you!

January 22nd 2016

Beamish is looking for young peoples uniformed organisations and groups to take part in an important event at the museum.

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Full Steam Ahead for Samson

January 19th 2016

After 5,000 hours of work, Samson, a narrow gauge steam engine, has been fired up for the first time after being built at Beamish by 78-year-old David Young.

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Beamish named region’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the second year in a row!

November 26th 2015

Beamish has been named the region’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the second year in a row. We were joint gold winners along with Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, at the North East England Tourism Awards 2015.

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Calling All Choirs!

November 17th 2015

Beamish is looking for choirs to perform during their 2016 season.

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Beamish on Google Street View

October 19th 2015

Virtual visitors from around the world can explore the North East’s most popular museum after Beamish was added to Google Street View.

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Awards Shortlist Joy!

October 16th 2015

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the North East England Tourism Awards 2015!

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Be a Harry Potter Spotter!

October 9th 2015

Harry Potter fans might like to hop on a broomstick and fly down to Beamish to see a spell-binding framed print of the Hogwarts Express.

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Consultation and Networking Event for Secondary Teachers

October 2nd 2015

Consultation and Networking Event for Secondary Teachers on Tuesday 20th October

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Best told story at Beamish!

August 14th 2015

Beamish is delighted to have been awarded a Best Told Story Accolade by VisitEngland.

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Artist Norman Cornish's home set to be replicated at Beamish

August 13th 2015

The former home of artist Norman Cornish is set to be replicated at Beamish – complete with his studio that was donated to the museum.

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Community Centre going back to 1950s at Beamish

July 30th 2015

A community centre from County Durham will be recreated at Beamish Museum as part of its planned 1950s Town.

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