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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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Writer in Residence

June 27th 2016

Becci Sharrock is a writer, blogger and theatre producer based in Gateshead and will be working with the Community Participation Team, focusing on the Remaking Beamish project.

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Willdora

June 26th 2016

Beamish has donated wood to help restore a ship that took part in the rescue of 200 Sunderland men during World War Two.

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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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