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Queens of the Machines, Women at War – February Half Term at Beamish

February 9th 2018

The work of women during the First World War will be commemorated at Beamish this February Half Term, during Queens of the Machines, Women at War.

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Beamish shortlisted in North East Business Awards 2018

February 8th 2018

Beamish is delighted to have been shortlisted in the North East Business Awards 2018. We’ve been named as a finalist in the Tourism & Hospitality category in the Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside area heat.

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The Grand Electric Cinema opens doors for final time before moving to Beamish

January 31st 2018

The Grand Electric Cinema in Ryhope, Sunderland, will open its doors to welcome visitors for one final time before being moved brick by brick to Beamish!

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First-ever stargazing event to be held at Beamish

January 11th 2018

You are part of an amazing universe! Want to know more? On Friday, 26th January, Beamish, in partnership with Sunderland Astronomical Society, is hosting its first-ever stargazing and astronomy evening.

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Construction jobs created by Beamish Museum’s biggest ever expansion

January 5th 2018

Beamish Museum is looking for highly-skilled and time-served construction workers to help make history as part of its £18million expansion.

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Early Christmas Presents from Beamish

December 12th 2017

On Wednesday, 13th December 2017, Beamish, The Living Museum of the North will be saying “Thanks to You” to National Lottery players.

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National Dementia Friendly Heritage Guide launching at Beamish

December 6th 2017

A pioneering guide to help heritage sites across Britain become more dementia friendly is being launched at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

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Meet the Beamish Trustees - Trustees Week, 13th to 17th November

November 17th 2017

Beamish’s Board of Trustees are 17 volunteers, from all walks of life, who give their expertise, experience and their valuable time, to help make Beamish the award-winning attraction and successful business it has become.

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Fantastic fourth win for Beamish at Tourism Awards

November 17th 2017

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is celebrating being named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the fourth year running.

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Georgian quilter’s lost cottage recreated at Beamish

October 13th 2017

Joseph Hedley, known as “Joe the Quilter”, was murdered nearly 200 years ago and his home, which stood in Warden, near Hexham, Northumberland, will be replicated at the museum as part of the £18million Remaking Beamish project.

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Breaking ground on £18million Remaking Beamish project

September 22nd 2017

Building work started today (22nd September) on the £18million expansion of Beamish – the biggest project in its history.

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Darlington plaque finds a new home at Beamish

July 17th 2017

A cast iron plaque from Darlington foundry Teasdale Bros has been donated to Beamish.

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