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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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Plans Approved for Remaking Beamish Project

April 6th 2016

Beamish Museum’s plans to build a 1950s Town, Georgian coaching inn and a replica of a Weardale Farm have been approved by Durham County Council’s Planning Committee.

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Record Breaker

March 18th 2016

Beamish is celebrating record visitor numbers for the third successive year.

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£500,000 Funding Joy

March 18th 2016

Beamish is overjoyed to have received an amazing £500,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

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Bronze for Beamish!

March 16th 2016

Beamish won a bronze award at the 2016 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category.

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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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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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