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Storyteller's cloak

June 25th 2016

A storyteller’s cloak, featuring colourful patchwork and many symbols and creatures, will provide inspiration for stories at Pockerley Old Hall.

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Songs of the Somme

June 24th 2016

A song about Sunderland AFC footballers’ experiences during the Battle of the Somme will be performed at Beamish as part of a music project commemorating the First World War.

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Festival of Agriculture

June 22nd 2016

Why not enter our Leek and Agricultural Shows as part of our annual Great North Festival of Agriculture this year?

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Commemorating the Somme

June 22nd 2016

On the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Beamish is hosting an event to commemorate the soldiers and communities affected by the devastating First World War campaign.

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Lights! Camera! Action!

May 27th 2016

On Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th July the Masonic Hall in The Town will be set for a fantastic film night as part of our Festival of 50s.

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New Chemist and Photographers Now Open

May 7th 2016

Our new chemist’s and photographers’ have been officially opened by Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England.

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Technology Aids in Tracing of Unique Quilt

March 15th 2016

Beamish volunteers have traced one of the last quilts made by Joseph Hedley, whose cottage is set to be replicated as part of Remaking Beamish plans.

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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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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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