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Afternoon Tea at Beamish!

March 20th 2017

Starting on Mothers’ Day we are introducing our very own afternoon tea - in true Edwardian style.

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Beamish Awarded Best Told Story

March 16th 2017

Beamish has been honoured by VisitEngland for the amazing job our staff and volunteers do in sharing the stories of the region's heritage.

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Record visitor numbers for Beamish!

January 12th 2017

Beamish welcomed a record-breaking 747,651 visitors during 2016 – up by 11 per cent.

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Sleeping on the museum's Town street to help the homeless

December 13th 2016

Beamish’s Paul Marron is sleeping rough on the 1900s Town street to raise money to help homeless and vulnerable people.

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Golden Hat-trick at Tourism Awards

November 23rd 2016

Great news! We’re celebrating being named the region’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the third year in a row.

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Calling All Choirs for Christmas!

November 15th 2016

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

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Mary Ann Cotton’s Teapot at Beamish!

November 14th 2016

Did you know that we have objects in our collection which reputedly belonged to the infamous Cotton?

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Awards Shortlist Hat-trick!

November 3rd 2016

Beamish has been shortlisted for three awards!

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£10.9million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help Remake Beamish

October 13th 2016

Our staff and volunteers are celebrating a £10.9million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund today for a 1950s Town and additions to the 1820s area.

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Samson Recreated

September 30th 2016

Full steam ahead for 79-year-old David’s locomotive, Samson

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800th Visit for Bobby

September 23rd 2016

Beamish superfan Bobby Nesbitt has celebrated his 800th visit at the age of just seven.

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Honorary Achievement for Arthur

September 23rd 2016

Arthur Staddon has received honorary lifetime membership of the Friends of Beamish after raising tens of thousands of pounds playing the street organ at Beamish Museum.

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